Ruwais refinery expansion

As part of its expansion plans, Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co (Takreer) is considering a revamp of the hydrocracking complex at its Ruwais refinery. The additional capacity would increase refining margins and revenues from Takreer’s refining business. The UK’s Universal Oil Products (UOP) has been appointed by Takreer to conduct the feasibility study. Current capacity of the complex is 27,000 barrels per stream day (bpsd). The enhanced capacity has yet to be determined. UOP is the process licensor of the hydrocracking technology, used to upgrade low value vacuum gas oils to high value products such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), naphtha, jet fuel and gas oil. Due to the process chemistry involved, the products are low in contaminants. The hydrocracking complex at Takreer’s Ruwais refinery comprises vacuum distillation, hydrogen production and HC Unibon, sour water stripping, hydrogen sulphide removal and sulphur recovery units.

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