Register for Eni’s Sannazzaro Refinery tour today!


The Sannazzaro Refinery was built in 1963 with an initial raw processing capacity of 5 MMtpy.


Over the years, the refinery has been enhanced with technological improvements that have increased the processing capacity to 11 MMtpy. The facility now boasts a level of complexity and conversion capacity that is among the highest in Europe.


Technology and efficiency, together with an ideal logistical position and flexibility towards market and environmental requirements, make the 260-hectare Sannazzaro Refinery a keystone of Eni Refining & Marketing.


Eni's strengths: Moving toward total conversion


The market for petroleum products for energy use is increasingly constituted by fuels of high quality and low environmental impact. Heavy fuels that have a greater environmental impact are gradually being replaced by other sources of energy. The increase in the refinery’s conversion capacity responds to these dual market and environmental requirements: transforming heavier oil products, such as fuel oil, into more valuable products, such as petrol and diesel. The Sannazzaro Refinery has become what is called a "white refinery," i.e., a refinery  with a minimum production of heavy products.


The 2006 commissioning of the gasification plant—which uses heavy residues to produce sulfur-free and non-polluting synthesis gas to feed the Eni Power power plant—and the 2008 startup of the deasphalting plant, have already allowed the refinery to reduce the percentage of heavy fuels to below 10%.


The EST (Eni Slurry Technology) unit, is based on Eni's proprietary technology for the upgrading of the bottom of the barrel and will allow the conversion of all of the heavy fuels to distillates.


The visit of the IRPC delegates includes an initial welcome and presentations by refinery officials,  an overview of the EST, and a brief safety briefing. IRPC delegates will then enter the refinery for a tour of the main conversion plants, the entrance into the control room of EST and a more specific tour of the Eni Slurry Technology plant. A buffet lunch hosted by Eni will conclude the half day.



To register for the Refinery Tour, you must select the tour during the registration process AND return the tour form with the appropriate identification documents.


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