Indonesia’s Pertamina to upgrade Cilacap refinery - contractor

27 March 2012 18:09  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Indonesia’s state oil and petrochemicals firm Pertamina plans to upgrade its Cilacap refinery on Java Island, Indonesia, by adding a 62,000 bbl/day residue catalytic cracker and other units, petrochemicals engineering firm Foster Wheeler said on Tuesday.

Swiss-headquartered Foster Wheeler won a contract to provide project management consultancy services for the refinery upgrade.  

The engineering firm said the upgrade will also include a propylene recovery unit, a gasoline hydrotreating unit, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) unit.

After its completion in 2014, Foster said the project should enable the refinery to produce fuels that comply with the EU’s EURO IV quality specifications.

The project is expected to increase the refinery’s production of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) by 350,000 tonne/year, Foster said.

Pertamina also plans to produce more than 140,000 tonne/year of propylene at Cilacap, Foster added.

However, it did not disclose the refinery’s current product capacities, and it did not comment on how much money Pertamina is investing in the project.

According to Pertamina’s 2010 annual report, the Cilacap refinery’s current crude oil processing capacity is 348,000 bbl/day.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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