Toyo-Setal awarded ComperJ hydrogen facility EPC
The national oil company (NOC), Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), selected the joint venture Toyo-Setal Empreendimentos Ltda (Toyo-Setal) to design and build the new hydrogen facility for the integrated refinery and petrochemical Complexo Petroquimico do Rio de Janeiro, the so called ComperJ project.
To be located at Itaborai, in the State of Rio de Janeiro, the Comperj project is part of Petrobras $65.5 billion capital expenditure program, ongoing on the current period 2012 to 2016, to develop Brazil capacities for refining, transportation and marketing refined hydrocarbons and petrochemical products.
Petrobras refineries projects are intended to stop Brazil importing refined fuels to cover the fast growing consumption of its domestic market.
In that respect, Petrobras is planning to invest $16 billion capital expenditure in ComperJ in two phases:
- The first phase currently under construction should have a refining capacity of 165,000 barrels per day (b/d) and should come on stream in 2015.
- The second phase should have the same capacity but is still under evaluation and should run into production by 2018.
- 1.3 million t/y of ethylene
- 900,000 t/y of propylene
ComperJ should also comprise aromatic units with:
- 780,000 t/y of paraxylene
- 690,000 t/y of benzene
Toyo wins Comperj Hydrogen EPC after the Utilities
These refineries are designed to treat heavy crude as light crude and should deliver transportation clean fuels meeting international standards in term of solid particles and low sulfur content emissions.
The Comperj first train should deliver:
- 42.9% diesel fuel
- 22% naphtha
- 16% jet fuel
- 10% coke
- 4.1% fuel oil
With main production in diesel fuel, Petrobras is targeting to deliver 10 ppm diesel quality.
In order to produce these clean fuels, the hydrodesulfurization treatment requires significant quantity of hydrogen.
In Comperj, the hydrogen production plant should have a capacity of 250,000 cubic meters per hour (cm/h).
This joint venture has been established on a 50/50 basis between Toyo and SOG.
In January 2012, Toyo in joint venture with the Brazilian engineering companies UTC Engenharia SA and Construction Noberto Odebrecht SA (Odebrecht) had already been awarded the EPC contract for the large package of ComperJ utilities.
Signed on a lump sum turn key basis this utility package includes the water treatment and the power generation and should be completed in 2014.