Press Release

COES grants permits to put New Talara Refinery thermal power plant into operation

Bnamericas Published: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
COES grants permits to put New Talara Refinery thermal power plant into operation

This Petroperu release was published using machine translation.

The Economic Operation Committee of the National Interconnected System (COES) approved the Operation and Connection Study, which allows Petroperú to start testing the turbines of the Cogeneration Thermal Power Plant of the New Talara Refinery (NRT), a plant whose main function to supply steam and electricity, two inputs necessary for the operation of the Petroperú refining complex that continues with its gradual and progressive start-up tests.

This testing stage contemplates its integration into the National Interconnected Electric System (SEIN) through a 220Kv (kilovolt) transmission line. The Cogeneration Unit has an electrical generation capacity of 102.34 MW (megawatts), of which it is estimated that 90% will be to cover the electrical energy needs of the NRT and the rest may be exported to the SEIN previously complying with all the rules and regulations.

The Thermal Power Plant and all the equipment related to the electricity generation process comply with national and international environmental regulations regarding emissions, taking values from the reference guide recommended by the World Bank.

On the other hand, Petroperú reported that it has been carrying out logistical coordination to overcome the delay in the supply of inputs for the hydrotreatment units of the refining complex, generated by the blockade of roads in some cities in the south of the country.

The company hopes to transfer the aforementioned inputs from the south of the country to Talara, in order to start the production of gasoline and diesel with 50 parts per million (ppm) of sulfur. In this sense, the start of production of these fuels is estimated in January.

It should be noted that up to now the Primary Distillation Unit, the Vacuum Distillation Unit, the Hydrogen Production and Purification Unit, the Nitrogen Plant, the cooling and fire fighting systems, among other process units and auxiliaries. After concluding with the startup of the hydrotreatment units, the conversion and deep conversion units will continue.

During the construction process of the modern refining complex, more than 10,000 direct jobs and 20,000 indirect jobs have been generated.

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