Aggreko to power Petrobras refinery extension

Aggreko to power Petrobras refinery extension

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Aggreko, the global leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, will support the integrated energy company Petrobras as it extends the production capacity of the Duque de Caxias Refinery (REDUC).

Aggreko will provide 3.8 MVA of power for Petrobras, which is building three new spheres (PG 81, 82 and 83) for the storage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), also known as “cooking gas”. Currently, the refinery has a production capacity of 5,400 cubic metres per day of LPG and the expansion of the LPG storage facilities will enable Petrobras to double this capacity. The expansion project will cost USD1.5 billion and is forecast to be completed in 2012.

Diogenes Paoli Neto, Director of Aggreko International, South America, commented: “Our partnership with Petrobras is now entering its fifth year and this latest project is an excellent example of the trust and understanding that has been established between the two companies. By providing a turn-key power rental solution to Petrobras, we are able to allow them to focus on the extension of the REDUC refinery, leaving all power aspects of the project to us.” 

Aggreko is the largest supplier of temporary power for Petrobras in Campos Basin, Rio de Janeiro. The partnership between Aggreko and the state-owned company started in 2005, when Aggreko supplied 1250 kVA and 800 kVA generators to local platforms over a two-year period.

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