South Africa’s Enref refinery undergoing scheduled maintenance

Engen Petroleum has shut down its 125,000-b/d Enref refinery in Durban, South Africa, for 45 days of routine planned maintenance. Initiated on Feb. 5 and scheduled to run until Mar. 30, the turnaround comes as part of the refinery’s ongoing maintenance program designed to ensure safe, reliable operations at the plant, Engen said.

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Engen Petroleum Ltd. has shut down its 125,000-b/d Enref refinery in Durban, South Africa, for 45 days of routine planned maintenance.

Initiated on Feb. 5 and scheduled to run until Mar. 30, the turnaround comes as part of the refinery’s ongoing maintenance program designed to ensure safe, reliable operations at the plant, Engen said.

While it did not disclose specific units involved in the scheduled outage, the company said current turnaround activities will include works primarily focused on essential plant maintenance and inspection activities as well as process-regeneration activities.

Regarding operations during the maintenance outage, Jehan Zaib, the refinery’s general manager, said the operator has implemented detailed planning schedules to mitigate any potential capacity issues to keep disruptions to a minimum.

Majority owned by Malaysia’s Petroleum Nasional Bhd.'s (Petronas) 80%, Engen produces about 17% of South Africa’s refined products at the Enref refinery, the country second largest.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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