North Refineries operates the Kirkuk I topping refinery, which is located in Kirkuk, Iraq. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated topping owned by North Refineries. The refinery started operations in 1973 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 1. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 56

The capacity of the Kirkuk I refinery is expected to increase to 156mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Kirkuk I refinery topping is expected to witness an estimated $780m of capex.

Maintenance activities at Kirkuk I topping refinery

The Kirkuk I refinery topping witnessed one incidents during the period 2017-2022.

Upcoming expansion project at Kirkuk I topping refinery


About North Refineries

North Refineries Company (North Refineries) is involved in the refining activities. The company units include sulfur recovery unit, hydrocracking unit, reforming unit, hydrotreating unit, flashing unit, distillation unit, and catalyst regeneration units. The major projects and plants of the company are Salahudin-1 refinery, Salahudin-2 refinery, power feeding for secondary refineries, rehabilitation of industrial water treatment unit, construction of new liquid petroleum gas, installation of new asphalt unit and diesel power generation plant. North Refineries is headquartered in Karada, Baghdad, Iraq.

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