A contract for a control and safety system for an ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel plant being built in Mexico for PEMEX Refinacion, a subsidiary of Mexico’s national oil company, PEMEX, has been awarded to Yokogawa de Mexico S.A. de C.V.
To reduce air pollution caused by emissions of sulfur oxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter, PEMEX is promoting the use of low sulfur diesel fuel and gasoline. The project involves the construction of an ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel plant at the PEMEX Cadereyta refinery complex, which is located in Nuevo Leon state in northeastern Mexico. The new plant will produce ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel from naphtha purified at the Cadereyta refinery. This facility will have the capacity to produce 35,000 barrels per day of desulfurized fuel and is scheduled to come online in the first half of 2017.