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Abreu e Lima

The Abreu e Lima Refinery (RNEST) is a refining unit located in Ipojuca, state of Pernambuco, in the Suape Port Industrial Complex, 45 km away from Recife. It is the most modern refinery Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) has ever built, the 5th largest unit in refining capacity (230,000 barrels per day - bpd) and the one with the highest crude oil conversion rate in diesel (70%), a fuel that is essential for moving goods and the Brazilian's wealth.

This new refinery's main objective is to produce diesel fuel and meet the demand for oil products in Northern and Northeastern Brazil and reduce imports. It is fitted with advanced refining technologies, designed to meet world-class guidelines, and has technologies that respect the environment, with the limelight on its high level of reliability and performance, meeting product quality, low maintenance cost, low power consumption, optimized water use, and maximum operational security standards.

FERBECK has been awarded an EPC contract for two 82 meter-high-concrete chimneys by Alusa.


  • Type of plant
    Refinery plant
  • Owner
    Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras Brasil)
  • Contractor
    Alusa Engenharia SA


  • Year
    Completed in 2014
  • Shape
    Twin cylinder shape
  • Height
  • Outer Ø
  • Liners
    2 antacid bricks liners, Ø = 5,500mm each

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