This project will produce alkylate, a sulphur-free high-octane compound; benzene; aromatics; and olefins at low vapor pressure for the formulation of gasolines that meet the specifications using butane olefins available, which currently are exported to the Pacific Coast markets.
This project has an estimated outlay of US$ 248.7 million and an NVP (10%) of US$ 32.7 million.
During 2011 were carried out the ompletion of detail engineering and equipment and materials acquisition, the development of civil works and the electromechanical assembly of the unit, and the beginning of the interconnections. The project shows an advance of 97%. From the mechanical point of view, it is almost completed, only the fire detection system and beacons must be assembled, which are part of the new marine signaling system. The implementation period is scheduled for September 2012, and the operational start up was agreed for next October, within the terms set by the authority.