Basrah Refinery Upgrading Project
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Summary Information

The Project

  • Project Type: Upgrade Project
  • Project Summary: The objective of the project is to increase the production of gasoline and other petroleum products for private-sector users, by installing a Fluid Catalyst Cracking (FCC) unit and its relevant facilities, which increase the productivity of gasoline and other petroleum in the existing refinery in Basrah, southern Iraq.
  • Main Contractors:
    • Technipkti: Feed Review Consultant Services
    • Technip: PMC
    • Shell Global Solutions will provide a license for a sulphur recovery unit and visbreaker unit

Refining Units

  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker
  • Gasoline Desulphurisation
  • Sulphur recovery Unit
  • Vis Breaker

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • -

Products Produced

  • -


  • 2009 - Technipkti was awarded the contract
  • 2011 - Shell Global Solutions awarded licence agreement
  • 2011 - Shaw awarded contract for feasibility study
  • 2015 - Technip awarded PMC contract

Other Information

Relevant Links

  1. Irak: Basrah Refinery Upgrading Project
  2. Interview with Iraqi Oil Minister, 2006
  3. Technip Kti References
  4. Shell Global Solutions expands presence in Middle East
  5. Shaw to Conduct Feasibility Study to Rehabilitate Refinery in Iraq
  6. Technip wins PMC contract for the Basra Refinery Upgrading project

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