As a joint venture between Total and Lukoil, Zeeland Refinery prioritizes safety, environmental responsibility, and community engagement. It actively participates in the Smart Delta Resources partnership, exemplifying its commitment to sustainable energy solutions. With over 700 employees, Zeeland Refinery is one of the region's leading employers, fostering a loyal and dedicated workforce.

Why Zeeland Refinery chose Zeeland

The oil refinery produces 11.5 million tonnes of high-quality fuels and raw materials for the (petro)chemical industry each year. The products are mainly produced for the Dutch, Belgian, and German markets. 95% of the end products are transported by ship, the rest by trucks and a pipeline.

Nathalie de Muynck, director of Zeeland Refinery: “Zeeland Refinery has been active in Zeeland for 45 years. The location on the Westerschelde estuary and the good connections with the hinterland were very important in the location choice and are still crucial.”

“The employees in this area are very loyal. For them too, Zeeland is ideal with its peaceful living environment and more than enough recreational opportunities.”

Building Excellence Together with Committed and Loyal Employees

Zeeland Refinery is one of the larger employers in the region, employing 420 staff and 300 employees of long-term maintenance contractors.

"Our 650 employees are committed every day to building a company that is among the best in Europe in energy and other fields. They represent the strength of Zeeland: working steadily, as a group, with care for each other and for our environment, to achieve top performances.

The employees in this area are very loyal. For them too, Zeeland is ideal with its peaceful living environment and more than enough recreational opportunities. Zeeland Refinery does everything in its power to build employee loyalty. Zeeland Refinery’s family spirit is what best describes our company."

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