Salamanca Refinery Upgrade Project
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Pemex
  • Website:
  • Wiki Page: Salamanca Refinery
  • Location: Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Capacity: 11.8 million tons/annum & 236,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: Construction will start in 2012
  • Expected Completion: Commissioning is expected in 2015
  • Budget: $2.6 Billion

The Project

  • Project Type: Upgrade
  • Project Summary:
  • Main Contractors
    • Topsoe’s scope of supply includes license, pilot plant testing, revamp studies, basic engineering, catalysts and proprietary reactor internals for the diesel hydrotreaters
    • Saipem: Naphtha & Gas Treatment

Refining Units

  • Delayed Coker,
  • Vacum Gas Oil (VGO) Hydrotreator,
  • Sulfur Plant,
  • Hydrogen Plant,
  • Fluid Catalytic Cracker -revamp,
  • Naphtha Hydrotreating Unit
  • Catalytic Reforming Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Following the upgrade, the refinery will be able to process more heavy crude, specifically Maya Crude Oil

Products Produced

  • The refinery will


  • 2010 - Haldor Topsøe sign contract for diesel hydrotreater revamps

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Reconfiguration of Salamanca Refinery
  2. Saipem Gas Treating Units
  3. Saipem Naphtha Treating Units
  4. Topsoe signs contract with Pemex
  5. Mexico's Pemex to upgrade Salamanca refinery in 2012

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