May 12, 2009 / 2:02 PM / 9 years ago

Harvest says Newfoundland refinery work complete

CALGARY, Alberta, May 12 (Reuters) - Harvest Energy Trust HTE_u.TO said it has completed a major maintenance turnaround at its 115,000 barrel a day refinery at Come by Chance, Newfoundland and Labrador.

In its first-quarter earnings release issued late on Monday, the trust said it has wrapped up the maintenance work, which included at catalyst replacement in the hydrocracker and distillate hydrotreater, and regeneration of a platformer catalyst.

Harvest said it also refurbished several other process and utility units at the facility. The cost of the turnaround, which began early last month, came to C$45 million ($38.8 million) with another C$22 million spent on work that included a 1,000 barrel a day increase in the hydrocracker’s capacity.

The trust said that with the shutdown, it expects the refinery’s throughput for the year to average 98,000 barrels a day.

$1=$1.16 Canadian Reporting by Scott Haggett; editing by Peter Galloway

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