Shell Sells Stake in PCK Schwedt Joint Venture Refinery to Alcmene
Shell Deutschland has reached an agreement with Alcmene GmbH, part of the Liwathon Group, for the sale of its non-operated 37.5% shareholding in the Germany PCK Schwedt Refinery. The divestment is part of Shell's strategy to reduce its global refinery footprint to core sites integrated with the company's trading hubs, chemicals plants and marketing businesses. Germany remains a key country to realise Shell’s powering progress strategy goal of achieving net-zero emissions, purposefully and profitably. This sale does not impact any of Shell’s other interests or activities in the country.
The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2021, subject to partner rights and regulatory approval.
1. Located 120 km Northeast of Berlin, Germany, the PCK refinery currently processes approximately 220,000 barrels of crude oil per day
2. Shell is divesting its shares in this non-operated venture and, as a result, Shell employees will not be materially impacted
3. PCK is independently managed. The other shareholders who have pre-emption rights in the joint venture are: Rosneft 54.17% and Eni 8.33%. The pre-emption rights may be exercised within a period of three months of notification (immediately post signing of the Sale and Purchase Agreement) and will lapse after this timeframe
4. Liwathon Group is a privately owned energy holding company. Alcmene GmbH will provide energy and commodities trading from its headquarters in Vienna, Austria