Neste Oil to repair Porvoo refinery hydrogen unit
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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