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Wilhelmshaven

(vĭl'hĕlms-hä`fən), city (1994 pop. 91,680), Lower Saxony, NW Germany, on Jade Bay, an inlet of the North Sea. It is a major oil port and an industrial center. Manufactures include heavy machinery, automobile chassis, electrical equipment, and textiles. The city is also a summer resort featuring mud baths. It is connected by a canal with Emden and by an oil pipeline with Cologne and the RuhrRuhr
, region, c.1,300 sq mi (3,370 sq km), North Rhine–Westphalia, W Germany; a principal manufacturing center of Germany. The Ruhr lies along, and north of, the Ruhr River (145 mi/233 km long), which rises in the hills of central Germany and flows generally west to the
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 district. Wilhelmshaven was founded in 1869 on territory purchased from Oldenburg in 1853. It was the chief German naval base on the North Sea until the end of World War II, after which its naval installations were dismantled. In 1956 it again was made a naval base. The city has marine biological and geological institutes and an ornithological station.

Wilhelmshaven

 

(from the name of the German emperor William I and the German word Hafen—“harbor” or “port”), a city in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) in Lower Saxony. Population, 102,500 (1969).

Wilhelmshaven is a big port on the coast of the North Sea, at the mouth of the Ems-Jade Canal (freight turnover up to 15 million tons a year). It is the biggest oil harbor in the country (oil pipeline to the city of Wesseling, 390 km away). Industry is represented by the production of typewriters, calculating machines, harbor hoisting cranes, diesel locomotives, and ships (there are two wharfs, including a naval wharf) and the clothing, textile, and lumber-processing industries. It is also a major fishing city. Wilhelmshaven was built as a naval base in 1853.

Wilhelmshaven

a port and resort in NW Germany, in Lower Saxony: founded in 1853; was the chief German North Sea naval base until 1945; a major oil port. Pop.: 84 586 (2003 est.)
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The Wilhelmshaven refinery and terminal complex offer numerous geographical and logistical advantages, including a deepwater port, and are strategically positioned to capture increasing regional demand for terminal capacity and other downstream opportunities," said Christian B.
HOUSTON -- ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) today announced the completion of its purchase of the Wilhelmshaven refinery in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, from Louis Dreyfus Energy Holdings Limited.
We are pleased to have completed this transaction, and we look forward to the Wilhelmshaven refinery providing a foundation for strengthening ConocoPhillips' ability to supply products to key export markets and local German customers, including being a valuable supply point for our network of JET gas stations," said Jim Nokes, executive vice president, refining, marketing, supply and transportation.
As was previously announced, ConocoPhillips will continue to work with the German authorities to secure the necessary support and permits to make further investments in the Wilhelmshaven refinery, including initial expenditures toward a deep conversion project and other capital improvements.
In addition, the recently announced acquisition of the Wilhelmshaven refinery in Germany, which is anticipated to close in the first quarter, provides a unique opportunity to further enhance our strategic position in Europe and strengthens the company's ability to supply products to key export markets.
Excluding the previously announced acquisition of the Wilhelmshaven refinery, 73 percent of the cash capital budget would be allotted to the E&P segment and 24 percent would be allotted to the R&M segment.
4 billion of the capital budget allocated to fund the recently announced acquisition of the Wilhelmshaven refinery in Germany, including the initial expenditures towards a deep-conversion project and other miscellaneous capital improvements.
HOUSTON -- ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) today announced it executed a definitive agreement with Louis Dreyfus Energy Holdings Limited for the cash purchase of both of the entities that own the Wilhelmshaven refinery in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, and UK-based Louis Dreyfus Refining and Marketing Limited.
The addition of the Wilhelmshaven refinery is consistent with ConocoPhillips' strategy to increase shareholder value through investments in both domestic and European refining.