Petrotrin lets contract for catalytic reformer

By Curtis Williams
OGJ Correspondent

PORT OF SPAIN, Dec. 22 -- Petroleum Co. of Trinidad & Tobago Ltd. (Petrotrin) has awarded Samsung Engineering Corp., Seoul, a $180 million contract to build a continuous catalytic reformer at Petrotrin's 175,000 b/d Point a Pierre refinery in Trinidad and Tobago.

The reformer is part of the company's 3-year gasoline optimization project (OGJ, Oct. 2, 2006, Newsletter).

The 28,000-b/d unit, expected to be complete in 2 years, will replace two catalytic reforming units and reduce maintenance downtime.

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