ADNOC Refining operates the Ruwais refinery, which is located in Abu Dhabi, the UAE. It is an integrated refinery owned by Abu Dhabi National Oil, Eni, and OMV. The refinery, which started operations in 1981, has an NCI of 10.46.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 557
Condensate Splitter (mbd): 280
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 refinery is expected to increase to 1,040mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Ruwais refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $3,770.35m.

Maintenance activities at Ruwais refinery

The Ruwais refinery witnessed seven incidents during the period 2015-2020.

Upcoming expansion projects at Ruwais 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 refinery include the following.

Main EPC: Chicago Bridge & Iron, Samsung Engineering.

About ADNOC Refining

ADNOC Refining (TAKREER), 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. TAKREER 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. TAKREER is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the UAE.


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