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The Orlen group (PKN Orlen, Polish: Polski Koncern Naftowy Orlen) (WSE: PKN) is a major Polish oil refiner and petrol retailer. The company is a significant European publicly traded firm with major operations in Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, and the Baltic States.
Orlen is the largest fuel retailer in Poland with over 2000 locations. The company runs the most advanced and the second largest complex for terephthalic acid production in Europe. It also has significant investment abroad including the buy out of Mažeikių Nafta and a majority stake in Unipetrol, a Czech refiner. In 2003 PKN Orlen had the chance to acquire 500 filling stations in Northern Germany from BP under premise of an anti-competition rule when BP took over Aral. As of 2007 Orlen has 581 filling stations in Germany (484 under the Star brand, 58 under the Orlen brand and 29 under a supermarket brand).
Orlen bought a majority stake in Czech Unipetrol. During May 2006, the company announced its largest investment ever when it took over a majority share of Lithuania's Mažeikių Nafta, the largest company in the Baltic States, from Yukos. With the completion of the takeover, PKN Orlen became Central Europe's largest company.
Orlen, under a joint venture with the Netherlands firm Basell, also owns Poland's largest plastics company.
The business activity of ORLEN Południe S.A. focuses on the primary product segments related to the production and sales of biofuels and biocomponents, paraffin and solvents. Consistently developed technologies, emphasis on the development of know-how and a series of optimization initiatives are the foundations of the Company’s development towards a bio-refinery. The company’s offer is supplemented by products obtained through petroleum processing and oil regeneration.
The company’s paraffin activity bases on company-owned paraffin hydro-refining installation, the only and the most innovative in this part of Europe. State of the art technological solutions and high-quality raw material guarantee the safety and quality of products manufactured. Forecasts for the paraffin sector anticipate the growth in sales of high-margin products and entry into new market segments. The innovative petroleum solvent production installation launched in 2007 provides low-sulfur and low-aromatic petroleum solvents, which compete with the currently marketed global products in terms of boiling point.
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The only one crude oil refinery in the Baltic States starts the construction on new unit in the Mažeikiai District, Lithuania
It is planned to complete the construction until the end of year 2024. The project, when implemented, will allow producing more valuable light products by decreasing the yields of high-sulphur fuel...
Valmet to deliver a BioPower heat and power plant and a pretreatment BioTrac system to ORLEN Poludnie S.A. in Jedlicze, Poland
Engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) delivery includes a pretreatment BioTrac system with a capacity to process approximately 400 tons of dry straw per day, a BioPower 48 MWth lignin fi...
SABIC today signed a MOU with Saudi Aramco and PKN Orlen for growth in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe.
The agreement will enable studying of several potential collaboration and investment opportunities including a new chemical production facility in Poland, the expansion of several existing assets a...
ORLEN to invest in production of new generation biofuel at the Jedlicze refinery in Poland
The project wil be the first of its kind in Poland and the second one in Europe. The unit would be capable of producing 25 thousand tonnes of bioethanol per year. The project is aligned with the OR...
ORLEN Południe launches production of eco-friendly, green glycol in Poland
The unit has a capacity of 30,000 tonnes a year, a 10,000 tonnes more than Europe’s other unit in Belgium. This PLN 400m capital project (approx €87mln) will add over PLN 50m to the Group’s annual ...
PKN ORLEN starts the largest petrochemical project in Europe at Plock, Poland
The project is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2024 and production launch is planned for early 2025. The Olefins Complex will cover an area of almost 100 ha, or over 140 football f...
PKN ORLEN invest in IPA unit at Plock, Poland
As part of a programme to expand phenol production capacities at its plant in Płock, PKN ORLEN has purchased a licence and basic engineering design package for an isopropanol unit. If the project r...
PKN ORLEN Licenses Honeywell Technology For New Phenol Complex In Poland
PKN ORLEN plans to use the UOP Q-Max™ and Phenol 3G technologies to produce 200,000 metric tons per annum of phenol at its facility in Płock, Poland. UOP is providing a license for the technology, ...
PKN ORLEN’s Olefin plant extension in Płock at hand
As part of the project to extend the olefin complex in Płock contract has been signed with Fluor. The services will involve end-to-end project management across all functional areas – from managing...
ORLEN intends a commercial plant for cellulosic ethanol at Jedlicze, Poland based on Clariant’s sunliquid technology
Clariant and Orlen Południe announce license agreement on Sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol technology. This agreement marks second signed license deal for Clariant’s sunliquid technology. ORLEN Połudn...
PKN ORLEN Licenses Honeywell Technology To Boost Petrochemicals Production in Poland
Honeywell today announced that PKN ORLEN has licensed the UOP MaxEne™ process, which can increase production of ethylene and aromatics and improve the flexibility of gasoline production. The projec...
Thyssenkrupp to build new fertilizer plant in Poland
The new facilities for the production of 1,265 metric tons of nitric acid and 1,200 tons of ammonium nitrate per day will be located in Wloclawek. Thyssenkrupp’s patented EnviNOx process will be us...
BOP has completed PP capacity expansion in Plock, Poland
BOB has just completed a development project on its Spheripol installation which produces polypropylene (PP), increasing its manufacturing capacity by 20 percent to 480 thousand tons.
Investments to come at ANWIL in Włocławek
PKN ORLEN is planning to invest approx. PLN 1 billion in increasing the output of the fertilizers production facilities at ANWIL in Włocławek.