Barrancabermeja Refinery Clean Fuels Project
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Summary Information

The Project

  • Project Type: Upgrade
  • Project Summary: The upgrade will enable the Barrancabermeja refinery to produce gasoline and diesel in compliance with international environmental regulations regarding sulphur content reduction.
  • Main Contractors:
    • Technip Front end design, detailed engineering and procurement services for the process units, as well as supervision of contractors’ activities for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC).

Refining Units

  • 19,000 barrels per stream day (BPSD) gasoline hydrodesulphurization unit - Axens
  • 57,000 BPSD diesel hydrodesulphurization unit - Axens
  • 19,000 million standard cubic feet per day hydrogen production unit -Technip KTI
  • 55 tons/day sulphur recovery unit
  • 110 tons/day tail gas treatment unit
  • 500 gallons per minute (GPM) sour water stripper
  • 30 GPM diesel/gasoline amine regeneration unit.

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • -

Products Produced

  • Gasoline with fewer than 300 parts per million (ppm) of sulfur
  • Diesel with less than 50 ppm of sulfur


  • 2006 - Technip awarded a project management consulting (PMC) contract
  • 2007 - Construction starts
  • 2010 - The project was completed

Other Information

  • The project was completed in September 2010

Relevant Links

  1. Technip Refining References
  2. Technip awarded contract by Ecopetrol for its Barrancabermeja refinery in Colombia
  3. Ecopetrol starts operations of a Modern Plant for the Production of Clean Fuels

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