Petrojam Preparing for $100 Million Refinery Expansion in Jamaica

Jamaican Information Service, April 27, 2018

Jamaica is moving forward with upgrades the country's only refinery, Petrojam's 35,000 bpd refinery. Science, Energy and Technology Minister of Jamaica, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, says plans are under way for the installation of a Vacuum Distillation Unit (VDU), which is the first phase in the upgrading of the Petrojam refinery.

“We have signed off on the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract to do the VDU,” Dr. Wheatley told JIS News in an interview on April 25. In an address to the House of Representatives on April 24, Dr. Wheatley indicated that funds totalling US$100 million have been earmarked for the first phase of the upgrade.

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