Toyo wins contract to build hydrogen facilities in Brazil Comperj

31 May 2013 20:40  [Source: ICIS news]

MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS)--A Brazilian affiliate of Japan’s Toyo Engineering has won a contract from Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras to build hydrogen production facilities at the Comperj refining and petrochemical complex now under construction in Rio de Janeiro, the Japanese firm said on Friday.

Toyo Setal was awarded the contract to design and install the facilities, procure equipment and materials and commission support, the company said.

The company had already been awarded a contract by Petrobras in January 2012 to build water treatment and power supply facilities for the Complexo Petroquimico do Rio de Janeiro (Comperj).

Financial details were not disclosed.

The hydrogen facilities will have a capacity of 250,000 normal cubic metres/hour (Nm3/h), and are expected to be completed by mid-2016, the company said.

Hydrogen is widely used in refining processes to remove impurities from crude oil, such as sulphur.

Comperj is a key project for Petrobras as the company seeks to expand its refining capacity to meet domestic demand for oil derivatives.

The first 165,000 bbl/day refinery train at Comperj is due to start operations in the second quarter of 2015, and the second 300,000 bbl/day train is expected to come on line in 2018.

The complex will also comprise several petrochemical units to produce ethylene, polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and other chemicals.


By: Simon West
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