September 6, 2022

Significant progress in the development of the Talara project in Peru

Técnicas Reunidas has reached a very important milestone in the execution process of the new refinery it is developing in Talara (Peru) for the company Petroperú.

On August 16, the Primary Distillation Unit of the facility was formally handed over to this client after successfully passing the guarantee tests at its maximum load capacity. The products obtained in the tests met the required specifications and quality levels.

Petroperu’s Chairman of the Board, Humberto Campodonico, accompanied by the company’s top executives, was present at the handover ceremony of the Distillation Unit. In his speech, he emphasized that “the gradual and progressive start-up schedule is being complied with”.

In turn, Carlos López Risueño, Project Manager of Técnicas Reunidas, pointed out that the Unit delivered “has performed within the expected technological, safety and quality standards”.

In the next few days, testing of the Vacuum Distillation Unit will begin and will be followed by testing of the other units.

The new refinery will have 16 process units, five packages of auxiliary units and complementary services, two liquid loading docks and 21 new storage tanks.

It will also be one of only nine in the world equipped with a Flexicoking unit, a residue conversion technology that maximizes liquid yields and minimizes petroleum coke production.

Once the start-up program is completed, the refinery will be able to process 95,000 barrels of crude oil per day to produce clean fuels. Thus, it will operate under environmentally sound conditions.

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