Brazil's Petrobras awards pipeline contract for Comperj project

30 November 2011 00:10  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Petrobras awarded a pipeline contract to Brazil's MPE for its Complexo Petroquimico do Rio de Janeiro (Comperj), the Brazil-based energy producer said on Tuesday.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

The pipelines will connect the various units within the complex, allowing Comperj's refinery train 1 to operate, Petrobras said.

The Comperj project will be built in three stages.

The refinery stage should begin operations at the end of 2013, producing naphtha, diesel, aviation fuel, coke and sulphur, Petrobras said.

A second refinery stage is planned for 2018, the company said. The petrochemical units should start operations in 2017.

Those units should produce ethylene, propylene, polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and other chemicals, Petrobras said.

By: Al Greenwood
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