We adapt to new technologies to improve our facilities

We work with new reactors and new technologies to increase the efficiency, sustainability, and safety of the Gibraltar-San Roque Refinery.

How did we do it?

The Platforming unit, which has been operating since the refinery’s start-up, produces aromatic compounds that serve as raw materials for the petrochemical industry. Their reactors reached the end of their useful life and we are replacing them with others with cutting-edge technology that will allow the safe operation of the installations during the coming decades.

We have also increased the efficiency of the Platforming process. To that end, we installed a new load/effluent exchanger with Packinox technology that reduces the energy required and greenhouse gas emissions.

The result

The Platforming Revamping project of the Gibraltar-San Roque Refinery will immediately increase safety, as well as reduce CO2 emissions by 16ktm/year. In addition, it will allow the production to increase in the future from 33,000 bpd to 40,000 bpd.

This project is part of CEPSA’s strategy to focus on the generation of higher value-added products within our refineries, to increase efficiency and safety, and to reduce environmental impact.

The project’s success depends on the team never losing sight of the objective. With that motivation, we look for innovative solutions to every challenge that arises.
Rafael Gervilla García
Project Director