Jordan Petroleum Refinery operates the Zarqa cracking refinery, which is located in Zarqa, Jordan. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated cracking owned by Jordan Petroleum Refinery. The refinery started operations in 1961 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 7.4. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 60
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 5
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 4
Hydrocracker (mbd): 7
Reformer (mbd): 11
Hydrotreater (mbd): 14

The capacity of the Zarqa refinery is expected to increase to 150mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Zarqa refinery cracking is expected to witness an estimated $702.46m of capex.

Upcoming expansion projects at Zarqa cracking refinery

CDU, VDU, Resid Hydrocracker, Merox Unit, Hydrogen Unit, Other Isomerization, Gasoline Hydrotreater, Naphtha Hydrotreater Unit, CCR, Sulfur Recovery Unit

Contractors involved in the refinery

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects at the Zarqa cracking refinery include the following.

Design/FEED: Tecnicas Reunidas.

Main EPC: China Petrochemical, Itochu, Maire Tecnimont.

EPC: China Petrochemical, Itochu, Maire Tecnimont.

About Jordan Petroleum Refinery

Jordan Petroleum Refinery Co Ltd (JPRC) is a manufacturer, producer and distributor of petroleum products and fuels company. The company offers products such as liquid asphalt, hard asphalt, fuels, bearing lubricants, diesel engine oils, hydraulic oils, motor oils, compressor oils, transmission fluids, kerosene, lube oils, white spirit, and gasoline. JPRC’s oils are used in cars and trucks, trains, industrial machines and equipment and heavy machinery. JPRC also produces and sells fuel cylinders comprising liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). In addition, the company operates filling stations, provides repair and maintenance services for fuel stations, and carries out maintenance of stations and warehouses in Aqaba City. JPRC is headquartered in Amman, Jordan.

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