• This year The CEE & Turkey Refining & Petrochemicals Summit will be co-located with the CIS Downstream Summit!

STAR Refinery Site Visit & Petkim Plant

Join the site visit to STAR Refinery and hear how you can still contribute to the project as they prepare their maintenance and HSE strategy.


The project is the construction and operation of a greenfield complex crude oil refinery in Izmir region of Turkey with capacity to process 214,000 barrels of crude oil per day and has an estimated project cost of $5.3 billion. The refinery will be constructed over four years, and once operational it will produce significant amounts of ultra-low-sulphur diesel (45% of production) and jet fuel (15%) to substitute the imports of these products into Turkey. Crude oil will be supplied by SOCAR based on a long-term supply contract. Most of the products will be sold domestically to retailers, 15-20% of products will be sold to PETKIM (Turkey’s sole petrochemicals producer) on long-term contract basis.

Site Visit agenda:

9:30 – Bus departs Hilton Hotel for STAR Refinery

10:45 – Welcome to Petkim

11:15 – Welcome to STAR Refinery and small speech by STAR staff

13:00 – Lunch at STAR Refinery

14:00 – Return to Izmir