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Petrobras signs billion-dollar contract with Toyo Setal for a new diesel hydrotreatment unit, which promises to generate 6,000 jobs during construction work

May 11, 2022 11:33 am to 11:33 am
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Paulínia (SP) – Replan Petrobras refinery / Image (Rovena Rosa/Agência Brasil)




With investments of US$ 458 million (about R$ 2.3 bi), a new diesel hydrotreatment plant at Petrobras' Paulínia Refinery (Replan) promises to generate 6,000 jobs in SP

Petrobras informed the market in a material fact that, last Monday (5/9), it signed a contract with the Toyo Setal HDT Paulínia Consortium, formed by the companies TSE and TOYO, forfor the construction of a new diesel hydrotreatment unit (HDT) at the Paulínia Refinery (Replan).

According to Petrobras, the project will allow the state-owned company to increase its production of S-10 Diesel by 10,000 m³ per day from 2025, the deadline for the plant to start operating.

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New diesel hydrotreatment plant at Petrobras' Paulínia Refinery (Replan) promises to generate 6,000 jobs in SP

The investment in the new HDT will be US$ 458 million and the expectation is that approximately 3 thousand direct jobs and another 3 thousand indirect jobs will be generated in the region during the period of the work. With this unit, Replan's fourth HDT, all diesel produced at the refinery will be of low sulfur content, in addition to allowing for increased production of aviation kerosene (QAV).

“Petrobras continues to focus on improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gases, adapting refineries and preparing to remain competitive. Over the next five years, the company foresees investments of US$ 6.1 billion in Refining, with the objective of expanding refining capacity and to position the refineries among the best in the world in terms of efficiency and operational performance”, said the state-owned company.

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Inaugurated in May 1972, Replan is the largest refinery in Brazil in terms of processing capacity, with a load of 69 million liters (434 thousand barrels) of oil per day. In addition to diesel oil, the refinery produces gasoline, aviation kerosene, asphalt, LPG and propylene, among other petroleum products.


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