ADNOC Refining operates the Ruwais coking refinery, which is located in Abu Dhabi, the UAE. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is an integrated coking owned by Abu Dhabi National Oil, Eni, and OMV. The refinery started operations in 1981 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 10.46. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 557
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 246
Coking (mbd): 30
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 127
Hydrocracker (mbd): 164
Reformer (mbd): 31
Hydrotreater (mbd): 366
Alkylation (mbd): 38
Isomerization (mbd): 42

The capacity of the Ruwais refinery is expected to increase to 1,040mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Ruwais refinery coking is expected to witness an estimated $4,271.23m of capex.

Maintenance activities at Ruwais coking refinery

The Ruwais refinery coking witnessed six incidents during the period 2017-2022.

Upcoming expansion projects at Ruwais coking refinery

CDU, Sulfur Recovery Unit (CFP), Hydrogen Unit (CFP), Amine Unit (CFP), Cogeneration Plant, Resid Hydrotreater (CFP)

Contractors involved in the refinery

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects at the Ruwais coking refinery include the following.

Main EPC: Chicago Bridge & Iron, Samsung Engineering.

About ADNOC Refining

ADNOC Refining (ADNOC), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company is an oil and gas refining company that explores, refines, produces, extracts, develops and distributes petroleum products. The company’s products include crude oil, petroleum products, sulphur, finished products and others. Its finished products comprise unleaded gasoline, naphtha, liquefied petroleum gases, aviation turbine kerosene, straight run residue, gas oil, domestic kerosene, liquid sulphur and others. ADNOC offers services such as crude oil refining and condensation, production of granulated sulphur in compliance with domestic and international specifications and supplying of petroleum products. The company offers its refinery activities through AbuDhabi Refinery and Ruwais Refinery. ADNOC is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the UAE.

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