Petrobras carries out a scheduled shutdown of Reduc, the largest lubricant producer in Brazil

Maintenance lasts two months and costs R$279 million; supply will not be affected, informs the oil company

Scheduled shutdown at Reduc
Duque de Caxias Refinery – Reduc (Photo: Agência Petrobras)

Scheduled shutdown at Reduc

Scheduled shutdown at Reduc – Petrobras began a scheduled shutdown at the beginning of October at Duque de Caxias Refinery (Reduc), responsible for around 80% of national lubricant production in Brazil. Maintenance will last two months and cost R$279 million.

According to the company, the scheduled shutdown will not affect the supply of lubricants. This is because the unit has two production trains and made stocks before starting the procedure.

“In addition to having a second lubricant production block that will continue to operate during maintenance on Train 1, our planning always foresees the formation of stocks prior to stops and, during them, we work in an integrated manner with the commercial and service areas. logistics to guarantee service to our customers”, concludes the refinery’s general manager, Luís Cláudio Michel.

Reduc has the capacity to process 38 million liters of oil per day.

The scheduled shutdown procedure, foreseen in the 2023-27 strategic plan, will be carried out in six Lubricant Production units (Train 1) of the refinery. The objective, according to the oil company, is “to preserve the integrity of equipment and safety, reestablish operational capabilities and increase efficiency in the production process, improving the refinery’s overall performance”.

Maintenance, inspection, and replacement services for parts and equipment will be carried out in lubricant production units, meeting all requirements in relation to the safety of the people involved and the environment.