Petróleos del Perú SA – Petroperú reiterated that the New Talara Refinery (NRT) complies with the permits required in each of the stages and that the start-up and commissioning works of the new refining complex “are being carried out, considering the highest safety standards defined in the industry”, which are verified by the international licensors of the technology implemented.
The state oil company clarified that the NRT has always had its comprehensive insurance policy, which has coverage greater than that required by current regulations and whose existence has been permanently reported to the competent authority. In addition to the comprehensive insurance policy, each NRT unit has a coverage policy for the construction and start-up phase.
“During the engineering stage and prior to the construction of each of the NRT’s process and auxiliary units, it timely submitted to the Supervisory Agency for Investment in Energy and Mining (Osinergmin) the individual risk studies for each of them. plants, which were prepared by international specialist companies,” Petroperú said in a statement.
The company explained that, at the end of the engineering stage, it completed the preparation of its Comprehensive Risk Study and Emergency Response Plan of the NRT, which includes the new process units, auxiliary units and the facilities of the old refinery. These documents were presented and are being reviewed by the specialized personnel of Osinergmin.
“As reported on a previous occasion, the gradual and progressive start-up process of the NRT has been running normally, managing to obtain low-sulfur diesel and gasoline for fuel supply in the country,” the state company signed.
Petroperú: Talara at 100% in June
Petroperú estimates that, between the months of May and June, the NRT will operate at 100%, to later begin the comprehensive guarantee tests with maximum load, with the participation of the licensing companies and contractors (Técnicas Reunidas and Cobra), as has been carried out in the gradual and progressive startup of each of the units.
The NRT has been built under the highest international standards and is considered one of the most modern in Latin America with a capacity to process up to 95,000 barrels of oil per day. It has 16 process units and five packages of auxiliary units and complementary services, two liquid cargo docks, 21 new storage tanks and a modern accredited laboratory that provides internationally valid results.
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