Completion of new refinery in Peru postponed until 2022

October 27, 2021, 10:34 PMLima, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The completion of the Talara oil refinery suffered a further postponement until April 2022, the state-owned company Petroperú reported today, reporting that the works suffered delays since the beginning of 2021.

He indicated that these delays were due to controversies and claims between contractors and subcontractors, which completely stopped the work on the critical path for completion, which added to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, affecting the initial work schedule.

The report indicates that the new administration of the company, which took office last September, took measures to face the delays and within 30 days managed to restart the work related to the critical path, which allowed the completion schedule to be shortened from September 2022 to April. next.

According to the company, the advance will generate a significant reduction of approximately 50 percent of the economic impact projected by the previous management for the work located in the northern province of Talara, which has a global advance of 96 percent.

Construction began in 2014, under the nationalist government of Ollanta Humala, and suffered successive postponements and in 2020 it was interrupted between March and June due to the confinement decreed against the spread of Covid-19.

In February 2021, the management of the company at the time reported that the pause meant an extra expense of 300 million dollars that raised the total cost to almost five billion dollars and assured that the refinery would be completed in November of this year. But according to today’s report, we will have to wait until April 2022.



Completion refinery Peru postponed

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