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Neste Oil to repair Porvoo refinery hydrogen unit

08.29.2014  | 

The damage to the Porvoo refinery unit, one of two at the site, has resulted in reduced output and required the shutdown of Production Line 4, which produces diesel.


Neste Oil expects that repair work on the damaged hydrogen production unit at its Porvoo refinery will take until the end of October to be completed, the company announced on Friday. 

The damage to the unit, one of two at the site, has resulted in reduced output and required the shutdown of Production Line 4, which produces diesel. 

The incident is projected to have an impact totaling approximately €60 million on the company's comparable operating profit for 2014, comprising €50 million in lost output and €10 million in repair costs.
The Oil Products reference refining margin has been higher than expected so far during the third quarter, and market prospects for the next few months in particular have improved, according to the company. 

This is expected to compensate the impact that the damaged hydrogen unit will have on the company's result by some €30 million. 
Neste Oil says it now expects its comparable operating profit for 2014 to come in at under €400 million. The company previously forecast a comparable operating profit for 2014 of €450 million +/- 10% and stated in early August that the figure was likely to be closer to the lower end of the guidance range.
Neste Oil first reported the damage to the hydrogen unit on August 18.

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Sufian Shtayyeh

Please advise the reason for the Hydrogen Unit damage, and what does it involve.

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