The construction of the Natural Gas Processing Unit (NGPU) of the Rio de Janeiro Petrochemical Complex (Comperj), in Itaboraí (RJ), will advance again. The consortium that runs the works – formed by China’s Shandong Kerui and the Brazilian Potential Method – has signed an agreement with GE for the delivery of an e-house solution to be used at the refinery’s NGPU. This supply will be the largest of its kind in Latin America.
The e-house will have an area of 800 square meters, including equipment such as transformers, distribution panels, medium voltage panels, variable speed drive systems and busbar. “The project, once completed, will almost double the pre-salt gas unloading and processing capacity. Given its scale and complexity, it is essential that all the technologies adopted in the unit are reliable and robust. We are very pleased to work with GE. The electric solution will be an indispensable part of the extraction and processing of oil and gas, “said the vice-president of Potential Method, Ivo Vieitas.
The contract was well received by GE, given the project’s extension and relevance of the project in the national oil and gas scenario. To get an idea, Comperj’s NGPU will be the largest in the country, with a capacity to process up to 21 million cubic meters of gas per day. “We are excited to be chosen to implement our deep knowledge in electrical engineering to provide such an important solution to this historic oil and gas project,” commented GE Power Conversion’s CEO of oil and gas and naval, Ed Torres.