South Refineries operates the Basra I refinery, which is located in Al-Basrah, Iraq. It is an integrated refinery owned by South Refineries. The refinery, which started operations in 1974, has an NCI of 2.48.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 210
Reformer (mbd): 16
Hydrotreater (mbd): 70

The capacity of the refinery is expected to increase to 280mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Basra I refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $4,499m.

Upcoming expansion projects at Basra I refinery

CDU, FCC, Visbreaking Unit, Hydrogen Unit, Gasoline Hydrotreater, Amine Unit, Diesel Hydrotreater, VDU, Sulfur Recovery Unit, VGO Hydrotreater

Contractors involved in the refinery

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects at the Basra I refinery include the following.

Design/FEED: Prokop Engineering Brno Spol S R O.

Main EPC: JGC Holdings, Technoexport.

About South Refineries

South Refineries Co (SRC) is an oil and gas company that offers lube oil processing solutions. The company offers products such as gasoline, kerosene, light gas oil, diesel, fuel oil, marine fuel oil, LPG, jet fuel, base lube oil, and spindle oil. SRC also offers services such as processing of base lube oil in lube oil unit, oil processing, petroleum products distribution services and others. The company’s projects include construction reconstruction and processing of power station inside stores departments, heat exchangers and treatment units, refineries, and extending of drinkable water pipes and others. It provides its plastic cans for lube oil filling and iron drums. SRC is headquartered in Basra, Iraq


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