Port of Dos Bocas, Tabasco — Two ships carrying 15,000 tons of equipment for the new Olmeca refinery at Dos Bocas arrived Friday at the Tabasco port. Another three vessels are being waited on.
Construction of the Olmeca refinery in Paraíso, Tabasco is progressing at an accelerated pace with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s announcement to inaugurate it on July 2.
The Secretary of Energy, Rocío Nahle, reported the arrival of the equipment explaining that one of the ships arrived with six modules for the chemical plants, and the other with 41 pieces for the process area. Nahle said that they are expecting another three ships to arrive at the port in coming days.
Four of the modules will be transferred to the catalytic plant for assembly while two others will be moved to the reformer plant for installation. A second vessel also arrived carrying 41 pieces of equipment destined for the process area in compliance with the agreed upon delivery date.
The equipment, built by company Samsung, arrived in the Tabasco port from the Republic of Korea.
Nahle said last-stage work continues with painting, labeling and integration of the 90 tanks and spheres. In the administrative area, work is being done inside the telecommunications and fire control room, with progress being made in the laying of pipes in the aqueduct and gas pipeline.
According to data from the Sener, the construction of the refinery was 74 percent complete at the end of 2021.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador stressed that the decision to build the refinery in Tabasco was due to the fact that all extracted oil from Campeche and the southeast arrives at the Dos Bocas terminals.