Toyo Engineering Corp., in consortium with
Y&V Ingeniería y Construcción,
C.A., has a project management consultant (PMC)
contract for the heavy-oil upgrading project of
Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) at
its Puerto La Cruz refinery in the state of
Anzoátegui. The project includes an atmospheric-distillation unit, a vacuum-distillation unit, a slurry
hydrocracker (HDH Plus) unit, a sequential hydroprocessing
(SHP) unit, sulfur-recovery unit and a hydrogen-production
unit, along with offsite and utility units.
This project aims to increase the refinerys processing capacity
by maximizing the use of the extra-heavy oil produced in the
Orinoco oil belt to satisfy the energy demands of
Venezuelas domestic market and exports overseas.
This is said to be an epoch-making project since the projects
main unit is the first commercialization of a heavy-oil
upgrading technology developed by PDVSAs
research and development center, PDVSA
The consortium will, jointly with PDVSAs project team,
perform PMC services to manage and control several contractors
engaged in the project up to its startup.
Project duration is estimated to be 52 months.
PetroPerú have joined forces to analyze
the technical and economic feasibility of a petrochemical project in Peru. Both
companies aim to study the possibility of implanting units for
the integrated production of 1.2 million tpy of ethylene and
polyethylene using ethane from the natural
gas reserves in the Las Malvinas region.
If feasibility is confirmed, and assuming successful
definitive agreement negotiation and approval by the
shareholders of both companies, the undertaking will be part of
the so-called Integrated Southern Project. This project includes the
construction of the Southern Andean
Gas Pipeline by Kuntur and of a modern petrochemical complex in the south
of Peru, which will reportedly be a landmark in the
countrys industrialization process.
WorleyParsons has a contract for the
project management consultancy of the Refinería del
Pacífico refining and petrochemical complex, a project
with an approximate total installed cost of $12 billion. The
complex is located in the province of Manabí, Ecuador,
and is a joint venture between PetroEcuador
and PDVSA Ecuador S. A. The refinery will have a crude
processing capacity of 300,000 bpd.
During Phase I of the project, Worley-Parsons will provide
an integrated project management team (IPMT) located in
Houston, Texas. The IPMT will provide oversight of the
projects front-end engineering and design (FEED) and
assist the client in selecting the engineering, procurement and
construction (EPC) contractors. In
Phase II the IPMT will provide oversight of the EPC contractors
and will be responsible for construction management of early
activities at the Manabí site.
The project is scheduled to be completed
by December 2015. The estimated reimbursable contract value to
WorleyParsons for Phase I and Phase II is anticipated to be in
excess of $200 million. HP