Our refineries

Our products are manufactured at refineries in Europe. Two of them – Nynäshamn and Gothenburg – are owned by Nynas. The refinery in Eastham, UK, is a joint venture with Shell.

Creating value for our customers

Nynas core competence is to refine extra heavy crude oils into a balanced mix of naphthenic specialty products and bitumen. The result is longlasting,high performance specialty products that meet our customers requirements.

We rigorously hydrotreat our distillates to remove sulphur and nitrogen while also reducing aromatic content. The result is a very clean product that meet stringent demands in terms of function and health properties, ideal for many customer applications.

We produce bitumen from straight-run distillation aiming at a consistent product quality.

To serve our customers, our supply network in Europe, and selected other markets, ensures customers prompt and reliable deliveries. Through our sales and technical network, we ensure close customer cooperation and support for a wide variety of activities from technical support to collaboration in product development.

The Nynäshamn refinery

The refinery was established in 1928 in Nynäshamn, close to Stockholm. Here all Nynas product categories are manufactured for the Nordic market and for export. The refinery has played a key role in Nynas focus on specialty products. In the shift between the 80s and 90s significant investments were made to increase bitumen capacity and advance the production of naphthenic specialty oils. Investments have since then continued with a focus on quality, reliability and sustainability.

  • The largest refinery in the Nynas Group.
  • The largest supplier of bitumen for roads in Sweden and the Nordic countries.
  • One of the largest producers of naphthenic specialty oils in the world.
  • In 2004, the Nynäshamn refinery became the first refinery in the world powered mainly on biofuel.

The Gothenburg refinery

The refinery produces bitumen for the Nordic market. It was established in 1956 close to the Gothenburg harbour, in western Sweden. The production unit is kept up to date through strategic investments focusing on product quality and sustainability. Recent investments in new gas heaters have resulted in major emission reductions.

  • The refinery is focused on the production of bitumen and specialty products such as polymer modified bitumen, bitumen emulsions and oxidised bitumen.
  • The process to modify bitumen with polymers aims at making the binder more flexible at low temperatures, necessary for long lasting pavements for demanding conditions.

The Eastham refinery

The refinery is operated as a 50/50 joint venture between Nynas and Shell. It is located on the River Mersey in north-western England.

  • The refinery produces bitumen for the UK market.
  • At the site, Nynas operates an upgrading plant (Special Products Plant or SPP) producing polymer modified binders and emulsions.