Petrobras has opened an international tender to find an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for a new diesel hydrotreater and related auxiliary systems at its 434kbd (21.7Mnta) Refinaria de Paulínia (REPLAN) refinery in São Paulo, scheduled for start-up in 2025.
PBF Energy is seeking an ITEP grant from the state of Louisiana, to cut the property tax value on new build construction by up to 80% for five years. The tax break would help attract a partner to build a new $500 Mn renewable diesel unit at its 190kbd (9.5Mnta) Chalmette refinery.
Fintoil has now raised a total of €130 Mn in debt and equity financing for the world’s third-largest crude tall oil (CTO) refinery it is in the process of constructing in the port area of Hamina in, Finland. Construction work on the biorefinery should be completed in July 2022, with commercial operations expected to commence from then.
Petroperu is moving forward with the completion of a $3.5 Bn modernisation project at its 65kbd (3.25Mnta) Talara refinery.
Neste has concluded a major turnaround at its 206kbd (10.3Mnta) Porvoo refinery in Finland and returned to operations 24 June. In addition to standard critical maintenance preparatory measures for processing of renewable and recycled materials at the site were also completed.