Two Gas Oil Hydrotreating reactors for the new oil plant in Tabasco

Friday, 29 May 2020

Signed the agreement for the supply of two pressure vessels for the Dos Bocas refinery, the largest in Mexico.

New agreement with Pemex

ATB will manufacture two reactors that will become part in 2022 of the low-sulphur fuel production unit of Pemex Dos Bocas Refinery, the largest in Mexico.

With a capacity of 340,000 barrels per day, the project, under construction on the Tabasco coast in the southeast of the country, was strongly supported by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and is one of the main strategic investments envisaged by Mexico's National Refining Plan approved in 2018 by the government with the aim with the aim of reducing Mexico’s growing reliance on fuel imports.

Samsung Engineering (EPC contractor) was awarded the contract for two packages which includes pressure vessels required ATB, two Gas Oil Hydrotreating reactors (HDGO) of approximately 1000 tonnes each.

"These pressure vessels are the most complex equipment of the new low-sulphur fuel (diesel) production unit at the Dos Bocas refinery," explains Francesco Squaratti, Sales General Manager of ATB's Heavy Equipment Division. Immediately after the launch of the project in 2019, we started a long process, first of all qualifying for various process units, following the customer in all phases up to the award of the contract".

The order will allow ATB to consolidate its leadership in the Mexican market and to be appreciated again after the positive experiences of the past

"From 1965 to today in Mexico ATB has delivered 53 devices, working both directly for Pemex and for various engineering companies including Samsung Engineering itself, going to operate in almost all refineries in the country" recalls Squaratti. The manufacture of the two pressure vessels will begin shortly to be completed by the end of 2021.


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