Minatitlan Refinery Project
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Pemex
  • Website: http://www.pemex.com/
  • Wiki Page: Minatitlan Refinery
  • Location: Minatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico
  • Capacity:
    • Before: 8.45 million tons/annum & 169,000 bbl/day
    • After: 16.0 million tons/annum & 320,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: Completed
  • Expected Completion: 2011
  • Budget: 42 billion pesos

The Project

  • Project Type: Upgrade
  • Project Summary: Addition of a number of new units to increase capacity and modifications to the existing Hydrodesulfurization of Intermediate Distillates to obtain Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD).
  • Main Contractors:
    • Tecnicas Reunidas awarded LSTK Contract for Engineering, Procurement and Construction
    • Uhde has been awarded a contract for the Engineering Services
    • INTECSA has the contract to build most of the units
    • Axens North America, Process Licensor,

Refining Units

  • Delayed Coker Unit
  • Vacuum crude oil distillation unit - 60,000 bpd
  • Atmospheric crude oil distillation unit (150.000 BPSD)
  • Fluid catalytic craker complex (42.000 BPSD)
  • Hydrodesulfuration unit (37.000 BPSD)
  • Catalytic hydrogenation - 34.000 BPSD

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Increasing the proportion of heavy oil processed from 33% to 71% with a new refining train processing 100% Maya Crude Oil

Products Produced

  • The project doubles the production of gasoline and reduces sulphur levels to 15 ppm


  • 2005 - Tecnicas Reunidas awarded LSTK Contract for Engineering, Procurement and Construction
  • 2011 - Refinery opened by President Felipe Calderón

Other Information

  • The oldest refinery in Latin America

Relevant Links

  1. Vepica Refinery Project References
  2. Uhde Downstream Oil And Gas Projects
  3. Minatitlán Refinery Reconfiguration Packet 4 Electrical, Instrumentation & Control Works, Mexico
  4. Construction Of New Refinery Units
  5. Speech by President Felipe Calderón at the opening event of the reconfiguration of the refinery "General Lázaro Cárdenas
  6. Tecnicas Reunidas Projects

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