Aconcagua Refinery Site Visit – Friday 19th October


As you know LARTC will take place from 17th to 18th of October.

On Friday 19th October, you get the chance to take part in ENAP’s Aconcagua Refinery site visit. Please make sure to indicate whether you want to attend when you register for our main conference!

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Aconcagua Refinery

In this refinery, the main crude oil and complementary loads processing plants are: Topping and Vacuum I, Topping and Vacuum II, Visbreaking, Catalytic Cracking, Continuous Reforming, Mild Hydrocracking (two plants), diesel and gasoline Hydrodesulphurization, Alkylation, Solvents Plant, Sulfuric Acid Plant, Isomerization Plant, DIPE Plant, Sulfur Plant and Hydrogen Plant (owned by AGA), and Delayed Coker Complex.


There are also Merox treatment plants for turpentine and kerosene, gas and oily water treatment facilities, a supplies plant, a close water-refrigeration system; torch system, oil pipelines between the refinery and the Quintero maritime terminal; internal piping systems from the tanks’ area to processing plants, and from these to the intermediate and end-product tanks; pumping zone for sending products from the refinery; Quintero Bay Maritime Terminal with crude oil and products tanks, pumping zones and four anchorages, including a single-buoy mooring for Suezmax and VLCC tankers; chemical laboratory; truck loading yard; facilities for personnel of the Emergency Response Brigade; fire station for 24-hour shifts; fire engines, equipment and elements for fire-fighting; specialized maintenance and repairing workshops for all the plants; emergency electricity equipment based on diesel and gas fuel; and a natural-gas interconnection system to be used as fuel in boilers and furnaces (steam generation).

Enap Refinerías S.A. has a concession on Easter Island for terminal facilities in the sector of Rada Vinapu. With a storage capacity of 4,800 cubic meters, the Vinapu terminal ensures the supply of fuel to the island. These facilities are:

Maritime Terminal: It has an underwater 8-inch pipeline of approximately 500 meters long and an anchorage capable of mooring tankers of up to 110 meters long and 10 meters draft and up to 10.000 DWT for loading and unloading operations.
Land Terminal: It has six storage tanks for refined products with a capacity of 800 cubic meters, for storage of jet kerosene, gasoline 93 NOR and diesel B. It also has a truck loading system (pumping room and filling platform) and a fire-fighting system. For the distribution of products, it has a fleet of tanker trucks comprising three trucks for jet kerosene and two semi-trailers for gasoline and diesel B.