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PT Pertamina Rosneft to build grassroots refinery in Indonesia using Shell technologies

PT Pertamina Rosneft to build grassroots refinery in Indonesia using Shell technologies
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PT Pertamina Rosneft Pengolahan dan Petrokimia (PT PRPP) will build a grassroots refinery in Tuban, Java Timur, Indonesia, using state-of-the-art proprietary technologies to be provided by Shell Catalysts & Technologies. Shell Catalysts & Technologies will provide licensing and basic engineering.

The agreement with PT Pertamina Rosneft Pengolahan dan Petrokimia includes Shell’s OMEGA process for the production of mono-ethylene glycol, as well as distillate hydrotreating process for the catalytic removal of sulfur and/or nitrogen and/or hydrogenation of aromatics from diesel fractions of certain crude oils.

“We are grateful that PT PRPP has selected Shell Catalysts & Technologies for their major grassroots refinery and petrochemical complex, which is a testament to the technology offerings of Shell Catalysts & Technologies and our owner-operator experience enabling PT PRPP to achieve a high return on investment,” said Gurminder Singh, director, technology licensing of Shell Catalyst & Technologies. 

The refinery will have a crude processing capacity of 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) and include a petrochemical complex equipped to produce more than one million tons per year of ethylene, 1.3 million tons per year of aromatic hydrocarbons, and 650,000 tons per year of polyethylene. The complex is expected to be completed in 2025.

“Our comprehensive agreement with Shell Catalysts & Technologies will provide PT Pertamina Rosneft Pengolahan dan Petrokimia with the technology and engineering needed in order for the integrated refinery and petrochemical complex to be one of the most competitive in the Asia-Pacific Region,” said Carlos Mondolfi, project director, PT Pertamina Rosneft.

PT Pertamina Rosneft was established to manage the New Grass Refinery Root (NGRR) project in Tuban, East Java, which is a joint project between PT Pertamina (Persero) and Russia’s Rosneft Oil Company. The shareholders of PT Pertamina Rosneft  are PT Kilang Pertamina Internasional as representative of the interests of PT Pertamina (Persero) and Rosneft Singapore Pte. Ltd as a representative of the interests of Rosneft Oil Company.