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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Petrobras
  • Website:
  • Wiki Page:
  • Location: CearĂ¡, Brazil
  • Capacity: 15.0 million tons/annum & 300,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: Planning
  • Expected Completion: 2017
  • Budget:

The Project

  • Project Type: Greenfield Refinery
  • Project Summary: A single train, large complex refinery, designed for maximum diesel production
  • Main Contractors:
    • UOP: Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contractor
    • Foster Wheeler: Subcontracted for the FEED
  • Licences:
    • UOP: UnicrackingTM hydrocracking process and the UOP UnionfiningTM hydrotreating
    • Foster Wheeler: Selective Yield Delayed Coking (SYDECSM) technology

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Hydrocracker
  • Diesel Desulphurisation
  • Delayed Coker - FW
  • Hydrogen Unit - FW
  • Sour water stripper
  • Amine regeneration
  • Sulfur recovery unit.

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery will process domestic crude, produced from Brazil's recent offshore discoveries

Products Produced

  • The refinery will produce premium automotive fuels with a high proportion of diesel


  • 2010 - UOP awarded process licences
  • 2010 - Foster wheeler awarded FEED contract
  • 2013 - Petrobras Letter of Intent with GS Energy for JV

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Petrobras has signed up a contract for the implementation of Premium I and Premium II Refineries
  2. Honeywell UOP Technology Selected By Petrobras For Two New Refineries To Expand Diesel Production
  3. Foster Wheeler Wins Basic Design and Feed Contract for Two Grassroots Refineries in Brazil
  4. Petrobras Letter of Intent with GS Energy Corporation

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