Over the past several months, Elliott Group has won contracts from Brazil’s national oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), to supply compressors for expansion projects at the company’s REGAP and REMAN refineries as well as the new Northeast Refinery, RNEST. The projects will aid the company’s efforts to increase domestic production of high quality diesel fuel.
Elliott equipment for the projects includes a high-pressure hydrogen recycle compressor driven by a steam turbine for the REGAP refinery expansion, a motor-driven wet gas compressor for the REMAN expansion, and duplicate coker strings for the RNEST delayed coking unit.
Elliott will also provide auxiliary systems for the compressor packages, including lubrication, buffer and control systems. The equipment will be manufactured at the company’s Jeannette and Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania facilities, with staggered shipments beginning in January, 2012.
Elliott Group supplies centrifugal compressors and steam turbines used in the petrochemical, refining, oil & gas and process industries, as well as in power applications. The Elliott Group employs 2200 persons in 32 locations around the world. The Elliott Group is a subsidiary of Ebara Corporation, a major industrial conglomerate headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Ebara employs 15,000 people and has sales of US $5 billion.