Refinery Section

From SotS

The contents of this page were introduced in the original Sword of the Stars.


Besides carrying a large supply of fuel for other ships, this section can be ordered to stop in-system and convert resources in the area to fuel, replenishing its supply. Carrying this supply of fuel as well as processing equipment makes this section extremely slow and vulnerable.

The Refinery section is a Cruiser mission section that is an improvement over the Destroyer Tanker. The primary purpose is still refueling other ships, but it is also capable of harvesting an uninhabited systems resources much like the Miner. Refinery ships can be set to Auto-Refuel all ships in range or they can manually refuel ships using the Refuel Interface.

The Refinery section can be ordered to 'Refine' up to 50 fuel per turn, using up planetary resources in a 1 to 1 ratio. It is the only way of refilling the fuel tanks of Refining, Tanker and Gravboat sections outside colonies (no fuel transfer between tankers is possible). If left unattended, it will only consume resources when a new ship enters the system.

A Human Refinery holds enough fuel to refill 50 completely empty destroyers. Note that the amount of fuel required to fill an empty destroyer is not affected by its range. Thus the same amount of fuel is required to fill an empty Armor destroyer with standard Fission engines as to fill an empty Extended Range destroyer with Fusion engines. If a ship is not entirely empty, the amount of fuel taken from the Refinery is proportional to its expended range. Two ships with half of their range remaining require the same total amount of fuel as one empty ship.

Cruisers and Dreadnoughts require, respectively, 3 and 6 times more fuel to fill than Destroyers.

Section Type Mission Section
Required Technology None
Races Allowed Hiver, Human, Liir, Morrigi, Tarka, Zuul
Ship Class Allowed Cruisers
Version: This information valid for Version 1.7.1 ANY-icon.png

Cruiser Class

Crew Health Mass Cost Const.
Hiver 35 1400 14000 50000 3600 -20 -20 2 0 0 0 60
Human 30 950 10000 40000 3420 -20 -20 2 0 0 0 50
Liir 5 1050 12000 50000 3780 -20 -20 6 0 0 0 40
Morrigi 30 1250 10000 33000 4600 -20 -20 4 0 0 2 Drones 50
Tarka 20 700 11000 30000 3150 -20 -20 2 0 0 0 70
Zuul 30 750 9000 30000 2700 -10 -10 4 2 0 2 Boarding Pods 65


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