September 2008

Trends and Resources

HP Construction: South America

Venezuela and Ecuador plan to build a joint-venture 300,000-bpd refinery on Ecuador's Pacific coast. Ecuadorean Energy and Mines Minister Galo Chiriboga said the project will include a petrochemical ..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Venezuela and Ecuador plan to build a joint-venture 300,000-bpd refinery on Ecuador's Pacific coast. Ecuadorean Energy and Mines Minister Galo Chiriboga said the project will include a petrochemical project. Work on the refinery complex is scheduled to start in 2010, with operation anticipated by 2013. The conceptual engineering plan should be ready by the end of the year, and the complex will require a $6 billion investment.   Siemens Energy has an order from Petrobras for the supply of 10 compressor trains. The single-shaft compressors plus their drives will be installed in desulfurization units at eight existing oil refineries in Brazil. The order is part of a major investment

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