Minatitlan Refinery Reconfiguration Project

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Kentech Mexico began working on the Minatitlan Refinery Reconfiguration Project Packet IV by providing electrical construction works.  Packet IV comprised of 3 process plants – HDS, Sulphur Recovery and Hydrogen.

Our scope of works for the electrical package consisted of:

  • Electrical installation of the substation: MV/LV switchgear, transformers, battery banks, neutral resistances, inverters, capacitor banks installation, autotransformers and tests.
  • Power distribution: Conduit installation, cable tray, cabling, connection and tests.
  • Lighting distribution: Installation of distribution boards and lighting fittings, cabling, connection and test.
  • Earthing system, lightning protection system.

We were also awarded the instrumentation and controls works package.  The scope of works for this package included:-

  • Calibration, installation and loop tests of instruments, equipments and valves, including the establishment of a calibration laboratory on site.
  • Installation of cable ways (cable trays) and conduit, including supply and fabrication of supports.
  • Laydown and connection of control and fibre optic cable including laydown, combing, arrangement and identification of cable in trays, false floors and conduit.

Some 3 years after initial mobilisation, we demobilised from the project having expended in excess of 1.8 million manhours.

In addition to the contracted electrical and instrumentation works, we also supplied staff to support the commissioning / start up phase.


On Tuesday 9th February 2021, we announced an agreement to acquire the oil & gas business of SNC-Lavalin’s Resources Division.

This business includes people and assets brought together through their acquisition of the Kentz and other energy services businesses. This transaction marks an exciting, ground-breaking development for Kentech to reinforce our position as a leading integrated energy services provider and introduces us to the renewable / clean power marketplace. We now move forward together with a global network of more than 10,000 professionals united by a commitment of common values and strong partnerships with clients from across the world.

By investing now, we are strategically positioning the company to take advantage of the next cycle of growth.

Our complementary businesses will join forces, creating a stronger offering across the full asset life cycle – from consulting to design and build, commissioning and start-up, through to maintenance, modification and turnaround, as well as decommissioning services.