Petroperu operates the Talara coking refinery, which is located in Piura, Peru. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated coking owned by Petroperu. The refinery started operations in 1917 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 8.39. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 95
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 53
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 19

The capacity of the Talara refinery is expected to remain the same as 95mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Talara refinery coking is expected to witness an estimated $1,041.1m of capex.

Maintenance activities at Talara coking refinery

The Talara refinery coking witnessed two incidents during the period 2017-2022.

Upcoming expansion project at Talara coking refinery

Flexicoking Unit

Contractors involved in the refinery

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects at the Talara coking refinery include the following.

Main EPC: Tecnicas Reunidas.

EPC: Actividades de Construccion y Servicios, Cimentaciones Prefabricadas Terratest Peru SAC, JJC Contratistas Generales, Mota-Engil SGPS, Sinohydro.

About Petroperu

Petroperu SA (Petroperu) is a state-owned oil and gas company that offers transportation, refining, distribution, and commercialization of fuels and petroleum products. The company offers vehicular, aviation, marine, industrial and domestic products. Its vehicular products include GLP, gasohol, gasoline super plus, diesel B5 and diesel ultra. Petroperu’s industrial products comprise industrial oils, solvents and naphthenic acid. The company distributes petroleum products through pipeline, and marine and inland waterway fleets. It markets its products through its own and contracted fuel stations. The company also operates petroleum refining units such as talara refinery, refinery conchan, iquitos refinery, refinery el milagro and refinery pucallpa. Petroperu is headquartered in Lima, Peru.

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