Construction on the project is scheduled to begin next year, with unit startup anticipated in 2018.
“This investment demonstrates ExxonMobil’s long-term view and disciplined investment approach,” says Jerry Wascom, president of ExxonMobil Refining
and Supply Company.
The base stocks to be produced at Rotterdam are a part of ExxonMobil’s EHC product line, and are designed to help lubricant blenders achieve greater formulation flexibility and simplify global qualification testing. They also enable customers to cost-effectively blend a range of lubricants to meet evolving industry requirements.
The refinery, operated by Esso Nederland BV, is one of the most energy-efficient in Europe, and plays a key role in the region and the marketplace as a manufacturer of low-sulfur petroleum products and chemical feedstocks.