Star Refinery in Aliaga (Izmir, Turkey)

Aliaga (Izmir), Turkey


Star Refinery in Aliaga (Izmir, Turkey)


  • New tank farm for SOCAR’s Star refinery consisting of a total of 51 storage tanks located in Aliaga (Izmir), Turk
  • Turnkey supply of entire refinery was awarded to TSGI, a consortium established between Tecnicas Reunidas, Saipem, Goldstar and Itochu

Our Value Add

ViTO Group’s joint venture (IOT-ViTO) with Indian Oil Tanking Company (IOT), owned by Marquard & Bahls, the 11th largest family owned company in Germany was awarded with the turnkey EPC works of 43 cylindric and 8 spherical tanks

  • ­­The 51 tanks have a total capacity of 1.2 million m3 and a total weight of 30 thousand tons. The project was completed with a total of 5+ million man hours
  • ­The largest tanks had a diameter of 90 meters and a heigh tof 18 meters
  • ­IOT-ViTO provided in-house engineering and procurement from top-tier international suppliers
  • ­The execution of erection works have been significantly reduced due to the use of hydro jacks


  • Fabrication of nearly 30,000 tons of steel plates with nearly 1,200 workers during the peak
  • The mechanical works were completed in are cord time of only eight months
  • Completion of the project with 5+ million man hours without LTI and receipt of a total of 9 awards for HSE procedures
  • Contractual completion date on December 15, 2017 ahead of original schedule