Qingdao Xinyutian Chemical will operate the upcoming Cacua-Sao Goncalo do Amarante refinery, proposed to be built at Ceara in Brazil. The non integrated refinery will be owned by Guangdong Zhenrong Energy and is expected to start operations in 2029.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 300
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 144
Coking (mbd): 93
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 75
Hydrocracker (mbd): 72
Reformer (mbd): 57
Hydrotreater (mbd): 189
Alkylation (mbd): 9
Isomerization (mbd): 18

During the period 2021-2025, the Cacua-Sao Goncalo do Amarante refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $630m.

Contractors involved in the refinery

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects at the Cacua-Sao Goncalo do Amarante refinery include the following.

Design/FEED: Honeywell International, John Wood Group.

About Qingdao Xinyutian Chemical

Qingdao Xinyutian Chemical Co Ltd (Qingdao Xinyutian) research, develops, produces, and sells mining chemicals, polyol, prepolymer, and more. Qingdao Xinyutian is headquartered in Qingdao, Shandong, China.


Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.