Karbala Refinery Project
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Summary Information

  • Ownership:
  • Website:
  • Wiki Page: Karbala Refinery
  • Location: Karbala, Central Iraq
  • Capacity: 7.0 million tons/annum & 140,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage:
  • Expected Completion: 2018
  • Budget: $6 Billion

The Project

  • Project Type: New greenfield refinery
  • Project Summary: A medium sized refinery, medium complexity, equipped with FCC, reformer units and specification improvement units.
  • Main Contractors:
    • TECHNIP: Front-end engineering design (FEED)
    • Hyundai consortium: Engineering, Procurement & Construction
  • Licences
    • UOP: Penex, FCC, Platforming, Unionfining, Chlorsorb

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation Unit (140.000 BPSD)
  • Vacuum Distillation Unit (72.000 BPSD)
  • Naphtha HDS Unit (41.500 BPSD)
  • Reforming Unit (CCR ) (25.500 BPSD)
  • C5/C6 Isomerization Unit (12.500 BPSD)
  • Kerosene HDS Unit (20.000 BPSD)
  • Gas Oil Hydro-Treating Unit (28.000 BPSD)
  • Vacuum Gas Oil Hydrotreater Unit (36.000 BPSD)
  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCC) (31.500 BPSD)
  • Polynaphtha Unit (11.500 BPSD)
  • Hydrogen Production Unit (2X36000 M3/HR )
  • Sulphur Recovery Unit (2 X 180 TPSD)
  • Blown Asphalt Unit (1000 TPSD)

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

Products Produced

  • LPG
  • GASOLINE (Unleaded Premium, Regular)
  • KEROSENE & ATK KEROSENE
  • ATK GAS OIL (Diesel) GAS OIL (Diesel) HEAVY GAS OIL (Heavy Diesel)
  • BLOWN ASPHALT (Paving & Many Types Of Industrial Blown Asphalt)
  • FUEL OIL
  • Products Specification will be according to EURO-4 as minimum required.
  • Gasoline , Kerosene &Gas oil with (10 ppm) Sulphur content

History

  • 2009 - Technip awarded FEED
  • 2014 - EPC contract awarded to Hyundai consortium
  • 2014 - Foundation laying ceremony
  • 2015 - UOP awarded licences for multiple units

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Karbala Refinery Project
  2. Technip awarded a services contract for a grassroots refinery in Iraq
  3. The Project of Karbala Refinery is one of the Biggest in the Iraq
  4. Mr. Noori Al-Maliki the Prime minister puts the Corner Stone for Karbala Refinery
  5. Honeywell Technology to Drive Iraq’s Most Advanced Refinery

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