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Summary Information

The Project

  • Project Type: Greenfield Refinery
  • Project Summary:
  • Main Contractors
    • Halder Topsoe will provide hydrogen, hydrotreater and SNOX™ units
    • Larsen & Toubro: manufacture and supply of ten Hydrotreating Reactors and twelve Coke Drums

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Crude Distillation Unit
  • Vacuum Distillation Unit
  • Delayed Coker
  • Hydrogen Units - 2*125,000 Nm3/h
  • Diesel Hydrotreaters - 2*83,000 BPSD

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

Products Produced

  • Some 65% of the processed volume will be diesel fuel, the oil derivative that is used the most in Brazil. Cooking gas (LPG), petrochemical naphtha, and coke – solid fuel used in the steel, cement, thermal, and aluminum industries -, will also be produced
  • Products produced will be Euro V compliant

History

  • 2005 - Petrobras executive board approve the project
  • 2009 - Construction contracts signed
  • 2011 - Petrobras received a favorable opinion from BNDES, which considered acceptable the bank guaranties offered by PDVSA to partially replace the guaranty provided by Petrobras
  • 2011 - PDVSA received a $1.5 billion credit line from the China Development Bank
  • 2013 - PDVSA dropped out of the project, which is now owned by Petrobras
  • 2014 - Commissioning started for the first train

Other Information

  • The initial budget was $4.05 billion

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  7. PDVSA gets $1.5 billion China loan for refinery
  8. Executive Board Approve Refinery in the Northeast with PDVSA
  9. Merger of RNEST
  10. Abreu e Lima Refinery initiates Atmospheric Distillation Unit start-up procedure

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