Societe Ivoirienne de Raffinage operates the Abidjan I cracking refinery, which is located in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated cracking owned by Societe Nationale d’Operations Petrolieres de la Cote d’Ivoire, TotalEnergies, New Bright International Development, Sonangol EP, and others. The refinery started operations in 1965 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 6.1. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 76
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 34
Hydrocracker (mbd): 17
Reformer (mbd): 14
Hydrotreater (mbd): 33

The capacity of the Abidjan I refinery is expected to remain the same as 76mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Abidjan I cracking refinery

The Abidjan I refinery cracking witnessed two incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About Societe Ivoirienne de Raffinage

Societe Ivoirienne de Raffinage (SIR) is an oil and gas refining company that manufactures, produces, develops, supplies, and markets crude oil and petroleum products. The company’s products include butane, distillate diesel oil, lighting oil, kerosene, unleaded gasoline, diesel, vacuum gas oil, fuel oil, heavy vacuum oil, and other oil and petroleum products. It provides services such as logistics services, supplying, and transportation services, among others. SIR’ products are used for automobile, gas turbines, rural lighting, aviation, thermal power stations and ships, and other domestic and industrial applications. The company exports its products to Togo, Congo, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Gambia, Benin, Nigeria, Liberia, and the US. SIR is headquartered in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

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