Petro-Canada initiated this project to increase crude running capacity at their Montreal Refinery, and commissioned Bantrel to perform front-end development work for the upgrade. We also executed engineering and procurement services for a unique design that increased the capacity of an existing crude unit and integrated it with rehabilitated capacity from the visbreaking unit. Bantrel provided ongoing support through the construction as well. The integrated unit added 25,000 barrels per day (bpd) of capacity for a total throughput capacity of 67,500 bpd.
The nature of this project presented significant challenges: 50 year old equipment, an extremely congested facility, and a tight turnaround schedule. Using detailed planning during front-end development, Bantrel was able to overcome these obstacles and complete the project on time and below budget. The unit started up in November 2004 and successfully produced on-spec product at above design rates.
FEL and EP services to increase the crude running capacity at the Montreal Refinery and integrate it with 20,000 bpsd of atmospheric distillation capacity, rehabilitated from the mothballed visbreaking unit including:
- Debottlenecking of the crude unit desalter
- Debottlenecking vacuum tower