Petrobras refineries to use UOP technologies

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 10
-- Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has chosen UOP LLP hydrocracking and hydrotreating technologies for two refineries in plans to build in Brazil.

UOP LLC said basic engineering for the refineries, Premium I at Maranhao and Premium II at Ceara, is under way.

Petrobras plans to start the first Premium I train, with capacity of 300,000 b/d, in 2014, and the Premium II refinery, also with 300,000 b/d of capacity, in 2017. It plans later to start a second Premium I train with 300,000 b/d of capacity.

The refineries are designed for maximum diesel yield. They will use UOP Unicracking and Unionfining technology to produce ultralow-sulfur diesel.

They also will use Foster Wheeler Selective Yield Delayed Coking technology for optimum yields of diesel feedstock from residual oil.

UOP also is providing front-end engineering design services. Process Consulting Services Inc. is designing the crude and vacuum systems through an alliance with UOP.

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