Nassiriyah Refinery Project
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Iraq National Oil Company
  • Website:
  • Wiki Page:
  • Location: Nassiriya in southern Iraq
  • Capacity: 15 million tons/annum & 300,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: FEED Awarded
  • Expected Completion: 2018
  • Budget:

The Project

  • Project Type: Greenfield
  • Project Summary: A greenfield refinery to serve the Southern Iraqi market
  • Main Contractors:
    • Foster Wheeler
    • UOP will provide reforming, isomerization, fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) and selective hydrotreating technologies
    • Axens will provide residue & middle distillate hydrotreating and Isomerisation technologies

Refining Units

  • There are two options
    • VGO Hydrocracker + VGO FCC + Blown Asphalting
      • In this case, the upgrading of the vacuum residue is not considered, and it is used as fuel for power plant and asphalt production.
    • AR Direct Desulfurization + Resid FCC
      • This is a scheme to convert most of atmospheric residue to light oils.
  • H-OilRC Unit, - 52,000 barrels per day (BPSD)
  • Prime-D™ – Gas Oil desulfurization hydrotreater - 105,000 BPSD
  • Prime-K™ – Kerosene desulfurization hydrotreater - 24,000 BPSD
  • Butane Isomerization unit – 11,900 BPSD.

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

rather heavy.

Products Produced

  • Products will be Euro 4


  • 2010 - Foster Wheeler Awarded FEED Contract
  • 2011 - Axens licences selected for major units
  • 2012 - Tender opened for Nasiriya Integrated Project

Other Information

  • The Japan External Trade Organisation made a study of the feasibility of the project.

Relevant Links

  1. Foster Wheeler Awarded Contract for New Grassroots Refinery in Iraq
  2. Japan External Trade Organisation
  3. Honeywell UOP Technology Selected to Expand Iraqi Transporation Fuel Production
  4. "Axens’ Technologies for Irak Nassiriya New Refinery"
  5. Announcement Nasiriya Integrated Project

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