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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Repsol
  • Website:
  • Wiki Page: Cartagena Refinery
  • Location: Cartagena, Spain
  • Capacity:
    • Current: 5.0 million tons/annum & 100,000 bbl/day
    • After Project: 11.0 million tons/annum & 220,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: Completed
  • Expected Completion: 2011
  • Budget: €3.2bn

The Project

  • Project Type: Expansion & Upgrade
  • Project Summary: The Cartagena Refinery has a current distillation capacity of 100,000 barrels per day (BPD) and operates at a relatively low conversion level. The primary objective of the expansion and revamp project is to obtain a 220,000 BPD full-conversion refinery, capable of processing heavy / sour crudes.
  • Main Contractors:
    • Fluor: design and engineering services, management of procurement and construction for the refinery's utilities and offsites
    • Foster Wheeler: detailed engineering, procurement services and construction management of the new delayed coker complex
    • Intecsa:
      • FEED, front-end engineering and design.
      • Complete detail engineering; including, Procurement assistance, including inspection and expediting, being responsible for the preparation of all the purchasing inquiry package and purchase order technical documentation; and Construction supervision, commissioning and start up assistance.
    • Axens, Licences
      • Hydrocracker & isomerization unit

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation - 120,000
  • Vacuum Distillation - 100,000
  • Hydrocracker - 50,000
  • Delayed Coker - 60,000
  • Isomerization unit -
  • Merox GLP

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Following completion, the refinery will be able to process heavy & sour crudes

Products Produced

  • The refinery will produce less heavy products and more modern specification automotive fuels

Other Information

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  • 2006 - Axens' Technology Selected for Hydrocracker & isomerization unit
  • 2008 - Fluor Awarded Project Management contract
  • 2008 - Foster Wheeler awarded detailed engineering, procurement services and construction management of the delayed coker complex
  • 2011 - Project completed

Relevant Links

  1. Fluor Project Page
  2. Fluor Awarded Project Management for Repsol YPF Refinery
  3. Foster Wheeler Wins Contracts for a New Delayed Coker Complex for REPSOL YPF in Spain
  4. Refinery Expansion & Modernization Project C-10 Blocks 1 & 3A
  5. Project page from Hydrocarbons Technology
  6. Axens' Technology Selected by Repsol-YPF

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