Petrochemical Division

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


in retrofitting
of the plants

Diversification of product ranges

to support
the latest applications

Units of the Petrochemical Division

PP plant

polypropylene plant


LDPE plant

low-density polyethylene


HDPE plant:

high-density polyethylene


220,000 tons/year

Aggregated capacity

The only marine terminal

for ethylene discharge at the Black Sea

Cryogenic tank

storage capacity of 10,000 tons

Figures that do matter

Results 2018

For this year, the petrochemical division proposed to obtain a quantity of 205,000 tons of polymers, 60% of which being low and high density polyethylene.

Read Q1 2018 press release.

Read 1st semester 2018 results press release.

Read the press release about results in T3 & 9 months 2018.

The significant investments made, supported by the development strategy, have led to exception results:

USD 100 million

investment in petrochemistry
in years 2005-2017

20.000 ↗ 150.000 tons of polymers

increase in total production
in 2000 vs. 2016

125.000 tons

the highest production
of propylene in 2016

2 mil. tons of polymers

since establishment of
the polypropylene unit in 1988

30 special sorts

with high
added value

20.000 tons

Polymerizable propylene
*RECORD in 2017

18,7 GJ/ton

Low energy index
*RECORD in 2017

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.

Major investments

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.

Diversification programme

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.