Al Ruwais Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Takreer
  • Website:
  • Location: 240 kilometers west of Abu Dhabi City
  • Capacity: 40.0 million tons/annum & 800,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A refining complex that consists of three trains, one a hydrocracking refinery and the other two, condensate splitters

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation - 120,000
  • Two Condensate Splitters (2x140,000 bpd)
  • Vacuum Unit (46,000 bpd)
  • Unibon Unit/Hydro cracker (27,000 bpd)
  • Naphtha Hydrodesulphurization (34,350 bpd)
  • Catalytic Reformer (19,150 bpd)
  • Kerosene Hydrotreater (20,780 bpd)
  • Gas Oil Hydrodesulphurization (21,850 bpsd)
  • Hydrogen Plant (60,000 Nm3/hr)
  • Two Sulphur Recovery Plants (44/49 tons per day)
  • Two Naphtha Stabilizers (2x27,500 bpd):
  • Two Kerosene Sweetening Units (2x52,000 bpd)

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The condensate splitters are designed to process condensate from the On-shore Gas Development and Asab Gas Processing Plant.

Products Produced

  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Premium Unleaded Gasoline (98 Octane), Special Unleaded Gasoline (95 Octane), Naphtha grades, Jet-A1 and Kerosene grades, Gas Oil grades, Straight run Residue, Bunker grades 180 and 380 cst and Granulated Sulphur

Ongoing Projects

  • A major upgrade is underway to enable the refinery to process heavy crude oils. For details see Ruwais Refinery Crude Flexibility Project
  • The refinery completed a major expansion in 2015, for details see Ruwais Refinery Project
  • The company will raise its refining capacity at the site by 400,000 barrels a day (b/d), by constructing the new refinery to operate alongside the existing 417,000-b/d facility.
  • Main Contractors: Axens, Shaw, GS Engineering and Construction, Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd., Daewoo Engineering '&' Construction
  • The new facility will utilize a wide range of UOP technologies for the production of clean, low sulfur distillate and gasoline.

Other Information

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  • 1982 - Refinery Commissioned with capacity of 120,000 bpd
  • 1985 - Hydrocracker complex started with capacity of 27,000 bpd
  • 1991 - Hydrocracker expanded by 4,320 bpd
  • 1996 - Vacuum Column expansion completed
  • 1999 - Refinery expanded with additional 140,000 bpd CDU
  • 2000 - Refinery expanded with additional 140,000 bpd CDU
  • 2015 - Refinery expansion completed
  • 2017 - Delayed coker commissioned

Relevant Links

  1. Saipem Grass Roots Refineries
  2. Saipem Atmospheric Crude Distillation Units
  3. Saipem Catalytic Reformer Units
  4. Saipem Vacuum Distillation Units
  5. Technip PMC Refining References
  6. Refinery Webpage
  7. Saipem Hydrocracking Units
  8. ADNOC Takes Next Step in Growing its Downstream Operations by Commissioning New Unit to Extract Maximum Value from Heavy Oils and Slurry

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