30 March 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos — Analysis of hydrotreater capacities for global refineries shows that China has the highest capacity globally with 1,591.8 thousand barrels per day (mbd) to be added between 2018 and 2021. Nigeria and Iran follow with 919.6 mbd and 789.7 mbd added respectively by 2021, according to GlobalData, a leading data, and analytics company.
In 2021, China will account for 23 percent of the total global planned hydrotreater capacity additions. A total of six planned refineries are expected to start operations by 2021. Among these, Dayushan Island refinery will have the highest hydrotreater capacity of 576.0 mb/d, followed by Jieyang and Dalian III refineries with a capacity of 310.0 mbd and 288.0 mbd, respectively.
Nigeria will contribute approximately 13 percent of total global planned hydrotreater capacity additions in 2021. The country has 10 planned refineries expected to start operations by 2021, with total hydrotreater capacity of 919.6 mb/d. Lagos I refinery will have the greatest hydrotreater capacity of 504.0 mbd, followed by Ibafon and Ibeno I refineries with capacities of 180.0 mb/d and 72.0 mbd, respectively.
Iran will contribute about 11 percent of total global planned hydrotreater capacity additions in 2021. Iran has five planned refineries with combined hydrotreater capacity of 789.7 mb/d. Siraf refinery will have the utmost hydrotreater capacity of 438.0 mb/d, followed by Pars and Mazandaran refineries with capacities of 136.0 mbd and 105.7 mb/d, respectively.
Kuwait will account for around 10 percent of total global planned hydrotreater capacity additions in 2021. Al-Zour refinery has planned hydrotreater capacity of 696.0 mbd and is expected to come online by 2019.
Malaysia will contribute about 6 percent of total global planned hydrotreater capacity additions in 2021. The country has two planned refineries with combined hydrotreater capacity of 413.5 mbd: Pengerang refinery will have the capacity of 368.0 mbd, followed by Kuantan Port refinery with a capacity of 45.5 mbd.
Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Turkey are the other countries that will contribute 4 percent each to the total global planned hydrotreater capacity additions in 2021. Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Turkey are expected to add planned capacity of 288.0 mbd, 288.0 mbd, 279.1 and 258.0 mbd, respectively.
Vietnam will contribute approximately 220.2 mbd to the global planned hydrotreater capacity in 2021, which will represent about 3 percent of the global total.