Partnering with MIV results in significant cost savings

Endress+Hauser Supplies 2,800 Flow and Level Instruments to Reficar Refinery in Colombia

Refineria de Cartagena (Reficar) selected Endress+Hauser as a global Main Instrument Vendor (MIV) partner for level and flow technologies to support a $3.8 billion refinery expansion and modernization project. The Reficar expansion and modernization project consists of twelve new world class plants which will increase its refining capacity and production from 80 KBD to 165 KBD.


  • Significant project cost savings

  • Reduced engineering rework required

  • Reduced total number of purchase orders, quotations and invoices

  • Savings in total time invested by procurement department

The challenge


Reficar was in need of a MIV capable supplier with a global presence that had the project execution capabilities and skills needed to handle an expansion and modernization project of this large scale. Reficar was also in search of a global partner that could easily meet their wide range of measurement technology needs all while acting as a single source supplier to support their project needs.

Our solution

Endress+Hauser supplied over 2,800 flow and level measurement devices to Reficar and acted as a single source of supply partner to:

  • Perform sizing and selection of Endress+Hauser and third-party instrumentation

  • Produce and manage all technical, commercial, and logistical documentation

  • Coordinate all inspections and logistical related activities

Supporting all your project needs

Colsein Ltda, Endress+Hauser’s exclusive local partner in Colombia is providing additional support to Reficar through:

  • Local training support

  • Offering site supervision during installation, commissioning, and startup

  • Performing calibration services requests, and more

Learn how Endress+Hauser can reduce your project costs

Refinería de Cartagena is an Ecopetrol subsidiary

Refinería de Cartagena is an Ecopetrol subsidiary and is located in Cartagena, Colombia. The upgraded facility will produce ultra-low sulfur gasoline and diesel from heavy crude oil slate.

Training for Reficar at PTU® (Process Training Unit) in Colombia. ©Endress+Hauser

Colsein Ltda and Endress+Hauser conducted training for Reficar utilizing a PTU® (Process Training Unit) located in Tocancipa, Cundinamarca Colombia.