The CCPR Consortium announces the conclusion of an important stage in the building of the new retarded coking unit

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Delivery of the large-sized equipment relied on a complex transportation plan and marked the end of the stage that involves the suppliers’ participation

February 25, 2011 meant a large step in the building process of the new Retarded Coking Unit at the Presidente Getúlio Vargas Refinery, situated in the City of Araucária, in the State of Paraná. The CCPR Consortium, formed by Promon and the construction company Camargo Corrêa, announced the conclusion of one of the most important stages of the job – the delivery of the equipment comprising all the main supplies ordered from the principal suppliers.

The last piece of equipment supplied, the T-2212001 Tower – Coker Main Fractioner, for instance, required a complex transportation plan, since it measures approximately 62.00 m in total length, 4.745 m in diameter, and weights roughly 180 tons. The tower was taken in a horizontal position from Araraquara, in the interior of São Paulo state, to the plant in Aracucária, in the State of Paraná, where it was raised on March 17 with the help of two cranes with a respective capacity of 350 and 600 tons.

According to Mauro Pereira, director of the Consórcio CCPR, the operation, which culminated with the final delivery of the equipment destined for the job, required the involvement of many professionals and journeyed along several difficult tracks and roads, such as crossing sugar-cane fields and municipal terrains, driving down steep hills and facing tight curves. “The success achieved in delivering the tower marks the conclusion of the job contracted, that is, the conclusion of the entire logistics and transportation job provided by the suppliers. As of now, we are entering a stage in which all the elements required by us to finish the project are already available to us and this is very important in the context of a job this size,” says the executive.

To arrive at this stage, the Consórcio CCPR mobilized the entire chain of suppliers, which ranges all the way across the provision of material to the transportation service. “We worked diligently on the delivery issue, so as to minimize setbacks and, at the same time, ensure the quality of the supplies. Looking ahead, we have reckoned with a period of approximately one year for the development of the electromechanical assembly and, subsequently, the full delivery of the new Retarded Coking Unit project”, finalizes Pereira.

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