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Reficar modernization project

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Project Details


The project involves the expansion of the refinery to increase its processing capacity from the current 80,000b/d. It will require 3,500 workers during construction, 60% of them hired directly and 40% subcontracted. The modernization will include 14 new units, including crude distillation, vacuum distillation, coking, hydrocracker, saturated gas, water treatment, energy generation and UDC, in order to improve the product value and the production system. Similarly, fuel oil will not be produced anymore. Reficar (Refinería de Cartagena S.A) is reponsible for the project. The company is formed by Ecopetrol and Andean Chemical, a Ecopetrol subsidary.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Reficar modernization project
Project Type
Downstream, Refineries
Development Phase
In production
Project Status
Project Capacity
165,000  b/d (barrels per day)  Refineries
US$ 8.01bn
Completion Date

The project is in the Mamonal industrial zone, southwest of Cartagena, in Bolívar department.

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Owner / operator
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Engineering Director for the Expansion Project
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Director of Administration of Contracts and Acquisitions
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Construction Director
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Vice President of Operation Monitoring and Control
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VP Projects for Cartagena refinery expansion project
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