Pres. Bernardes RPBC Refinery

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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • A medium to large sized high complexity refinery

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Coker
  • Coke Naphtha Hydrotreating unit
  • Sulphur Recovery Unit
  • Gas Treatment Unit
  • BTX

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply


Products Produced

  • Gasoline, petroleum coke, jet fuel, diesel fuel, cooking gas, naphtha, bunker fuel, hydrogen, butane, benzene, xylenes and toluene, hexane, sulfur,


  • The refinery was recently upgraded. The project, was completed in 2013, allows the production of low-sulphur content diesel
  • Technip had a contract covering engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, pre-operation and assisted operation of five new process units, including a diesel hydrotreater and a hydrogen plant, as well as all associated utilities

Other Information



  • 1952 - Refinery construction began
  • 1955 - Refinery commissioned
  • 2007 - Techint awarded contract for a Naphta Hydrodesulphurization Unit (HDS), a Dietalonamine Unit (DEA) and a Coke Naphta Hydrotreatment Unit (HDT)
  • 2011 - Technip awarded EPC contract, for five new units


  1. Refinery webpage
  2. Skanska to expand refinery in Brazil for USD 55 M, about SEK 380 M
  3. Technit Projects
  4. Technip awarded refining contract in Brazil