Kingston Petrojam Refinery Project
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Summary Information

  • The project is currently on hold
  • Ownership: Petrojam
  • Website:
  • Wiki Page: Petrojam Refinery
  • Location: Kingston, Jamaica
  • Capacity:
    • Before: 1.76 million tons/annum & 35,500 bbl/day
    • Before: 2,50 million tons/annum & 50,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage:
  • Expected Completion: 2012
  • Budget:

The Project

  • Project Type:
  • Project Summary:
    • Upgrade of the refinery's crude capacity from 36 kbbls/day to 50 kbbls/day (39% increase).
    • Installation of a new catalytic reforming unit with capacity of 7,500 bbls/day.
    • Installation of a new desulphurisation facility to reduce the sulphur content in diesel oil from 5,000 ppm to approximately 15 ppm.
    • Installation of a new vacuum tower (nominal capacity 30kbbls/day) to produce vacuum gas oil for export.
    • Installation of a Delayed Coker Unit (15 kbbls/day) for the conversion of the vacuum residue into higher quality products such as gasoline, jet fuel and diesel.
  • Main Contractors

Refining Units

  • Vacuum Distillation Unit
  • CCR Reformer
  • Delayed Coker
  • Diesel Hydrotreater

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery will be able to use Heavy Venezuelan Crude

Products Produced

  • The project will enable production of ultra low sulphur diesel and gasoline as well as petrocoke


  • 2006 - UOP licensed a diesel Unionfining™ unit
  • 2009 - EIA report published
  • 2011 - Project postponed due to cost

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. EIA Report
  2. UOP and Albemarle Sell Diesel Unionfining™ Unit

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