National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution operates the Abadan I cracking refinery, which is located in Khuzestan, Iran. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is an integrated cracking owned by National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution. The refinery started operations in 1912 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 3.64. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 374
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 70
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 60
Hydrotreater (mbd): 70
Isomerization (mbd): 4

The capacity of the Abadan I refinery is expected to remain the same as 374mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Abadan I refinery cracking is expected to witness an estimated $1,085.4m of capex.

Maintenance activities at Abadan I cracking refinery

The Abadan I refinery cracking witnessed one incidents during the period 2017-2022.

Upcoming expansion projects at Abadan I cracking refinery

Kerosene Hydrotreater, Merox Unit, Naphtha Hydrotreater, Other Isomerization, Sulfur Recovery Unit, VGO Hydrotreater, CCR

About National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution

National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Co (NIORDC) is an oil and gas company that provides refinery processing solutions. The company’s products offerings include crude oil, gas and other petroleum products. It offers services such as refining, transportation, export, import and distribution of petroleum and crude oil products. NIORDC also provides engineering and telecommunications services to supply chain companies. The company offers its implementation and management services to pipelines, refineries, and telecommunication network projects. It also provides internal and remote telecommunication systems for the oil industry in Iran. NIORDC is headquartered in Tehran, Iran

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