According to GlobalData, analysis of planned refinery fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit capacity shows that the Ratnagiri refinery in India has the highest planned FCC capacity globally, with 312 000 bpd during 2018 – 2022. China and Nigeria follow with 304 000 bpd and 247 000 bpd, respectively.
The Ratnagiri refinery is expected to start operations in 2022, with a total CAPEX of US$40 billion. Indian Oil Corp. Ltd is the operator of the refinery.
The Dayushan Island refinery in China has the second highest planned FCC capacity at 304 000 bpd. The refinery is expected to start operations in 2018, with a total CAPEX of US$15 billion. Zhejiang Petrochemical Co. Ltd is the operator of this refinery.
The Lagos I refinery in Nigeria has the third highest planned FCC capacity in 2022, with a capacity of 247 000 bpd. Operated by Dangote Group, the refinery is expected to start operations in 2019.
Pulau Muara Besar has the fourth highest planned FCC capacity at 171 600 bpd. This refinery is located in Brunei, and is expected to start operations in 2019. Hengyi Industries Sdn Bhd is the operator. Pulau Muara Besar has a total CAPEX of US$3.4 billion.
The Jizan refinery in Saudi Arabia has the fifth highest FCC capacity at 156 000 bpd. The refinery, operated by Saudi Arabian Oil Co., is expected to start operations in 2018 with a total CAPEX of US$7 billion.
Dalian III and Manila refineries are jointly in sixth for planned FCC capacity in 2022, each with a capacity of 152 000 bpd. The refineries are expected to start operations in 2019 and 2020, respectively. Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Co. Ltd. is the operator for Dalian III refinery, while China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. is the operator for Manila refinery.
The remaining refineries with planned FCC capacities are Pengerang in Malaysia, Palu in Indonesia and Panjin II in China. These have capacities of 140 000 bpd, 117 000 bpd and 117 000 bpd respectively.
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