Ruwais Refinery Project

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Takreer (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company)
  • Website:
  • Location: Ruwais, Abu Dhabi
  • Capacity: 20 million tons/annum & 400,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: Tendering (March 2010)
  • Expected Completion: 2014
  • Budget: $10 Billion

The Project

  • Project Type: Expansion / Upgrade
  • Project Summary: 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:
    • Foster Wheeler: Detailed feasibility study
    • Shaw,
    • GS Engineering and Construction: Packages II and VII - RFCC and Port
    • Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd. : EPC on a LSTK (lump sum turn-key) basis for package number 3 - Utilities
    • Daewoo Engineering '&' Construction: Tank Farm
  • Licences:
    • UOP: Unicracking, Distillate Unionfining, Merox, BenSat and Naphtha Hydrotreating licences
    • Axens: RFCC, LPG treatment, Isomerization and Prime-G+

Refining Units

  • Unsaturated LPG treatment unit – 59,800 bbl/day
  • C4-cut purification system – 37,800 bbl/day
  • Residue fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) - 127,100 bbl/day
  • Butane Isomerization unit – 26,000 bbl/day
  • Naphtha hydrotreater – 40,930 bbl/day
  • Delayed Coker
  • Slurry Hydro-desulphurization Unit
  • Carbon Black Unit
  • Distillate Hydro Treating Unit
  • Propane Dehydrogenation Unit
  • Coke calcification Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Consists of 76 tanks and able to store 4,493,031 m3

Crude Supply

  • Domestic Crude

Products Produced

  • The refinery will produce propylene, unleaded gasoline, naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), aviation turbine fuel, kerosene, gas-oil & bunker fuel


  • 2006 - Foster Wheeler awarded feasibility study
  • 2008 - UOP chosen for clean fuels technology licences
  • 2008 - Axens awarded RFCC and related units
  • 2009 - Daewoo awarded tank farm package
  • 2010 - EPC contracts awarded for major construction packages
  • 2011 - Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) and license packages for Carbon Black & Delayed Coker Awarded

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Bidding Process Launched
  2. Foster Wheeler Awarded UAE Refinery Feasibility Studies by Takreer
  3. Axens Awarded Basic Engineering Design and Licenses for the Takreer Ruwais Refinery Expansion Project
  4. Samsung Engineering signs official contract for a $2.7 billion USD refinery plant order in the UAE
  5. Daewoo E&C Wins Ruwais Refinery Expansion Project Worth USD 1.17 Billion from UAE
  6. Korean Builders Win Record Refinery Deals in UAE
  7. UOP Technology Selected by Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company for Refinery Expansion in United Arab Emirates
  8. Adnoc News
  9. Honeywell UOP To Supply Its 1,000th Hydrogen Purification System

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