Puerto Limon Refinery Project
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Recope
  • Website: http://www.recope.go.cr/
  • Wiki Page: Puerto Limon Refinery
  • Location: Costa Rica
  • Capacity:
    • Before: 1.25 million tons/annum & 25,000 bbl/day
    • After: 3.0 million tons/annum & 60,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: FEED Awarded
  • Expected Completion: 2015
  • Budget: between $ 800 and $ 1,000 million

The Project

  • Project Type: Expansion & Upgrading
  • Project Summary: To expand existing refinery to process 60,000 BPSD
  • Main Contractors:
    • WorleyParsons: Project management team and front end engineering and design services

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric distillation unit - 40 000 BPSD
  • Vacuum unit - 40 000 BPSD
  • Hydrotreating units for gasoline from 10 000 to 12 000 BPSD
  • Hydrotreating units for diesel from 15 000 to 20 000 BPSD
  • Moderate cracking units - 16 000 BPSD
  • Catalytic reforming unit 10 000 BPSD
  • A possible solvent deasphalting drive.
  • It is estimated that it will be necessary to make a revamping of the existing catalytic reformer to convert to a 1300 BPSD isomerizer
  • Extension may also require revamping the current Kerosene Hydrotreater 2400 BPSD process.

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • -

Products Produced

  • LPG, Gasoline, Jet Fuel, Diesel, Coke

History

  • 2009 - CNPC and RECOPE sign a supplementary agreement for the project
  • 2011 - UOP published feasibility study
  • 2011 - Worleyparsons awarded PMC & FEED Contract
  • 2011 - the China Development Bank agree to provide finance for the project

Other Information

  • UOP has questioned the calculations of Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Corp. (HQCEC) which did the initial design
  • The China Development Bank will loan up to $900 million for the project

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