Reactors for refinery of San Roque

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Two reactors that form part of this first shipment are about to break the record held by Dangote: a pair of LC Fining reactors, 1500-ton and over fifty-metre long each.

Cepsa Shipping
Loading of one of the reactors for Cepsa, Spain.

The five pieces of equipment (3 reactors and 2 separators), manufactured by ATB Group for Cepsa, have left the waters of the lagoon to head for the San Roque Refinery on the north shore of the Bay of Gibraltar.

San Roque is the main refining plant of the Iberian Peninsula, with a processing capacity of 240,000 barrels per day for a total capacity of 12 million tons of crude oil per year.

Two reactors that form part of this first shipment are about to break the record held by Dangote: a pair of LC Fining reactors, 1500-ton and over fifty-metre long each. «This type of equipment requires very specific and accurate assembly stages», stresses Riccardo Rossi, Project Manager of ATB Group. «Installing the internal sections required a prior ad hoc analysis and specific mechanical machining».

The other three pieces of equipment about to be shipped are smaller and less complex. From the total material of the supply, three separators are still being built at Roncadelle. They will be soon sent to Marghera in order to be finished and then shipped to Spain next summer.

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