EXPANSION WORKS IN ARGENTINA’S MAIN PETROCHEMICAL PLANTS AND DESTILLERIES.
The country’s power development in the petrochemical field, driven in recent years through an openness policy, has taken several state and private companies to achieve longed projects.
COINTEC has participated in the past few years in several executive projects, most of which correspond to expansions in the main petrochemical plants and destilleries in the country.
The following are the most outstanding projects:
I. LA PLATA AND LUJAN DE CUYO DESTILLERIES
Conversion Capacity Augmentation
Remodeling and Expansion of Different Units.
Since the increase in gas reserves has substantially modified the way we use fuel, it became necessary to develop projects to increase the conversion capacity of La Plata and Luján de Cuyo Destilleries.
National and foreign companies required COINTEC’s qualified services for these projects, which included not only new process and service units but also the remodeling and adjusting of the existing ones.
COINTEC, depending on the case, developed executive engineering, technical assistance and inspection in-site or in-factory.
The most memorable projects in which COINTEC intervened are:
1- LA PLATA DESTILLERY
Delayed Coking Plant
- Expansion of Chambers D301, D303 and D304
2- LUJAN DE CUYO DESTILLERY
- Delayed Coking Plant
- Compressor Buildings J 701/702/703, J1110 and J1111.
II. DOCK SUD DESTILLERY
Fuel Loading Plant.
This Light fuel Dispatch Unit provides Buenos Aires City and the southern area of Buenos Aires Province with “nafta” (oil Am. – Petrol Br.). COINTEC intervened by remodeling and expanding the Central Loading Area and through the selection of pumps, fire fighting system and civil works.
YPF faced the modification and extension of its Terminal Dock Sud to adapt the docks – in which propane gas was loaded – in order to load also liquid fuels such as gasoil and “nafta” (Br petrol – Am gas).
COINTEC was in charge of the modification of the entire loading system, the expansion of the fire fighting system, the design of a new Transformer Substation to supply the dock of power, the improvement and extension of the lightning system, the loading and downloading remote control and operation room.
III. FLAMMABLE DOCK – BERISSO – ENSENADA.
With the privatization of YPF, loading and downloading of hydrocarbons have grown notoriously in the Flammable Dock of Berisso – Ensenada, which is the only river outlet of La Plata Refinery. For this reason, YPF conceived a plan to minimize the possibility of risks in harbour operations.
YPF hired COINTEC to prepare the Project and the bidding conditions for the work.
The following works were carried out:
• General Topographic Survey of the Harbour and its docks.
• Sizing and civil and electromechanical design of the harbour’s water intake system and its pump house.
• Design of the new fire fighting system and its remote commanded monitors.
• Preparation of Bidding Documents.
- La Plata Destillery – Linking pipes YPF-EG3
Stress for the determination of fixed points and supports
Calculation of reactions at fixed points
- La Plata Destillery – Turboblower Installation for F.C.C.U.
Process Engineering and descriptive memory
Process and Interconnection Diagrams
Concrete Structures and bases memory log
Presentation Blueprints for bidding process
Bidding Preliminary Plan
PETROCHEMICAL PLANT GENERAL MOSCONI
- Refurbished Tower Nº 181 Expansion.
PETROCHEMICAL PLANT GENERAL MOSCONI constitutes one of the most important mixed petrochemical plants in the country, dedicated to elaboration from raw materials supplied by YPF.
The plant is geographically located in Ensenada, Buenos Aires Province.
COINTEC’s participation focused on executive engineering and technical assistance in work site.
FISCAL COAL DEPOSITS
- Río Turbio Deposits.
Coal purifying Plant and “Vuelcavagonetas” Building.
Río Turbio Deposits, located in Santa Cruz province, constitute the most important deposit in Argentina.
COINTEC developed executive engineering for Purifying Plant and “Vuelcavagonetas” Building projects.