Manufacturing infrastructure

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VARO is manufacturing energies to meet its customers’ demand.

VARO is convinced that both building new infrastructure and repurposing existing infrastructure will play a key role to the acceleration of the energy transition.

Daily manufacturing hub capacity of circa 176,000 barrels has established VARO as an experienced, safe and reliable operator.

We own and operate the o Cressier manufacturing hub, in Switzerland, and own a 51.4% share in the o Bayernoil manufacturing hub in Germany. Bayernoil is currently one of Europe’s largest and most modern refineries. Our manufacturing asset base is expected to grow as VARO invests in Sustainable Energies.

We will repurpose all our conventional energies infrastructure into sustainable energies production and distribution hubs. It is our commitment towards the local communities and their valuable capabilities.

The Cressier manufacturing hub

The Cressier manufacturing hub is currently the only operating conventional energies producer in Switzerland and accounts for approximately 25 percent, by volume, of all fuels sold nationally.

The manufacturing hub has been built in 1966 and has been through major upgrades in 1976, 1993, 2000 and 2021.

Thanks to numerous initiatives over the years, we have already reduced our CO2 emissions by 150,000 tons per year and expect to reduce them by another 300,000 tons per year within the next few years.

  • We are currently building the largest ground-mounted solar farm (7.7MW) in Switzerland near the refinery together with our partner Groupe E, a local utility. It will be able to provide 60% of the refinery electricity needs at peak.
  • We are partnering with Groupe E to supply rest-heat to the local district heating network and heat thousands (+5,000) of households in the vicinity.
  • We will produce biofuels on-site from waste oils, decarbonize our hydrogen production, etc.

For more information about the history of this site, please visit our Cressier Website (available in French only).

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The Bayernoil manufacturing hub

VARO is the majority shareholder (51.4%) of the Bayernoil manufacturing hub, a major conventional energies producer in Bavaria accounting for approximately 50 percent, by volume, of all fuels sold in the region.

It was built in the Neustadt location in 1964, and the Vohburg location in 1967. The site underwent major upgrades 1972 and 2008.

It is located on 300 hectares in Neustadt and 127 hectares in Vohburg.

Read more about Bayernoil

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