Ecopetrol advances Barrancabermeja upgrade

By OGJ editors

Ecopetrol SA has moved into the second phase of a major upgrade and expansion of its 250,000-b/sd Barrancabermeja refinery in Colombia.

The state-owned oil company has released Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering and Construction Group to perform work under the new phase. The release includes additional project management consultancy and front-end engineering design; detailed engineering for crude-unit revamps; assistance with selection for engineering, procurement, and construction contracts; and control and supervision of EPC and construction contractors.

The project will raise refining capacity to 300,000 b/sd. It includes a new crude unit, delayed coker, hydrocracker, coker naphtha hydrotreater, and hydrogen and other units (OGJ, Nov. 28, 2008, Newsletter).

Ecopetrol started up a hydrotreament complex at the refinery last year (OGJ, Oct. 25, 2010, Newsletter).

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