Determined to increase its production capacity of Diesel S-10 in the coming years, Petrobras announced new investments in the Duque de Caxias (Reduc) and Henrique Lage (Revap) Refineries. Previously, the company had already announced that it would expand another of its plants, the Paulínia Refinery (Replan). The state-owned company claims that the refining segment will receive funds of R$ 2.5 billion by 2025, with the aim of improving the structure of its plants.
In the case of Reduc, located in Rio de Janeiro, works will be carried out to adapt the refinery’s hydrotreatment unit (HDT). This will increase the plant’s Diesel S-10 production capacity from the current 5,000 m³/day to 9,500 m³/day. Work must be completed by the second half of 2023.
At Revap, works will also be carried out to adapt the diesel hydrotreatment unit, also aiming at increasing the production of Diesel-S10. The activities at the refinery should be completed by December 2025. Petrobrás also said that it is studying the implementation of new units for the production of advanced lubricants and S-10 diesel at Gaslub (formerly Comperj), in Itaboraí (RJ).
As already reported in the market, Petrobras launched a tender for the implementation of a new hydrotreatment unit at Replan, in São Paulo. By 2025, the plant will have the capacity to produce 10,000 m³/day of Diesel S-10. The purpose of these investments by Petrobrás is to increase the production of derivatives with greater added value, less pollutants and higher quality – as is the case with Diesel S-10.