We contribute to the diversity of Romanian industry
We are the sole producer of polymers in Romania, and meet more than half of the domestic consumption of petrochemicals.
Petrochemistry has seen a spectacular recovery over the last years, and helped survive the refining industry, threatened by the oil price fall.
Petrochemical Division’s Development Strategy
The polyolefins (polypropylene and polyethylene) manufactured within the Petromidia platform are used in agriculture, food industry, consumer goods, personal hygiene, electronics, electrotechnics, automotive, clothing and construction industries.
Integration with Petromidia Refinery
which supplied the entire
quantity of polypropylene
of the plants
Diversification of product ranges
the latest applications
Units of the Petrochemical Division
The only marine terminal
for ethylene discharge at the Black Sea
storage capacity of 10,000 tons
Figures that do matter
The Petrochemicals segment continued in 2019 to be affected by the pressure of the market margins, which last year reached the lowest levels in the last decade: 398 USD / t for polypropylene, 158 USD / t for low density polyethylene (LDPE), respectively 157 USD / t for high density polyethylene (HDPE).
Considering that the raw material for polyethylene installations is assured from import (ethylene), and the evolution and fluctuation of the quotation for this raw material in 2019 was a high one, the company decided to keep the LDPE installation in operation at a low flow rate and at the conservation of the HDPE unit.
Read more about the results for 2019.
Last year, the Petrochemical Division of the refinery obtained an increase of about 3% in processed raw materials (propylene, ethylene). Given the unfavourable context, the petrochemicals division reduced its processed ethylene by 6% - imported raw material required for low and high density polyethylene installations.
Read more about the unaudited results for 2018.
The significant investments made, supported by the development strategy, have led to exception results:
represented by special sorts
153 thousand tons
89.5 thousand tons
Lowest level of
Role of the Petrochemical Division in the local industry
Developments in the petrochemical business of Petromidia
Evolution of the Petrochemical Division
Start in petrochemistry
The petrochemical platform covering the pyrolysis, polypropylene, low-density polyethylene and high-density polyethylene plants was commissioned
A new beginning
After modernization, the LDPE was restarted after more than 10 years of non-operation, and a cryogenic terminal to supply ethylene is built in Port of Midia.
Preparation for performance
The Group was taken-over by KazMunayGas, and the HDPE was recommissioned, plus two new automated polymer packaging plants were brought in.
The HDPE plant (high-density polyethylene) was also recommissioned, as well as two new automated polymer packaging plants.
A large-scale investment programme was kicked-off, and led to a more than 70% capacity increase for the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant, reduced costs, and more diversified products.
Automation of the plants, and integration of the petrochemical operations into the command and control center of Petromidia Refinery, a first at that time for Romania, as well as for the South East Europe, were concluded.
A large-scale program was started to diversify the ranges of products and adapt them to the current market demands. New PP and LDPE sorts were developed.
The only domestic producer of polypropylene and polyethylenes accomplished five operational records.
Diversification of polypropilene special sorts, representing 22% share of total production.