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COMPERJ – Brazil’s Largest Industrial Development

Rio de Janeiro’s Petrochemical Complex (COMPERJ) will be the largest industrial undertaking in the history of Petrobras and Brazil, and with a forecast total installed cost of US$8.5 billion one of the largest in the world. Due for completion in 2013, COMPERJ will process 150,000 barrels per day of Marlin crude, which will increase Brazil’s heavy oil refining capacity and produce petrochemical products for the internal and export markets.

This complex will bring together a first‑generation refining and petrochemical facility producing ethylene, propylene, benzene, and paraxylene. The second‑generation units will produce styrene, ethylene glycol, polyethylene, polypropylene, and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and include the supply of water, steam and electrical energy for the whole complex.

WorleyParsons is providing proven mega‑project management and delivery know‑how to yield optimum project execution to meet Petrobras’ goals and objectives. Our activities include: project integration services for the complex, licensing and basic design and front‑end engineering design for the auxiliary units, utilities and offsites, commissioning and start‑up.

A unique approach has been the use of integrated workshops to define the key elements of site plan configuration, engineering systems for global implementation, procurement of key equipment and materials, constructability and logistics. WorleyParsons is providing early critical assessment to key areas, enabling Petrobras to obtain the data required to validate the aggressive project schedule. 

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