Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company selects UOP Technology for refinery expansion

Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company selects UOP Technology for refinery expansionToday an announcement was made by UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, that they have been selected by the Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company, also known as Takreer, with the aim to supply technology and engineering services for an expansion at its Ruwais Refinery in the United Arab Emirates.

Propylene, unleaded gasoline, naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), aviation turbine fuel, kerosene, gas-oil, bunker fuel and other hydrocarbon derivatives, would be produced by the refinery. Currently, the designs of basic engineering are in progress. By the year 2014, this refinery is expected to be completed.

According to Jasem Al Sayegh from Takreer, “This facility will help us to meet the growing demand for clean fuels and chemicals in the Middle East and around the world. UOP's hydroprocessing solutions are an integral part of this effort.”

An exclusive range of UOP technologies will be used by the new facility, in order to produce clean, low sulfur distillate and gasoline. Heavy feed stocks would be upgraded by the UOP Unicracking(TM) process in juxtaposition with the UOP Distillate Unionfining(TM) process, to produce ultra-low-sulfur diesel. While sulfur from saturated LPG streams will be removed by the UOP Merox(TM) process, the benzene content in the gasoline pool would be managed by the UOP BenSat(TM) process. A hydrotreating unit would also be included in the refinery, which will utilize the UOP Naphtha Hydrotreating process and Distillate Unionfining unit with the aim to produce low-sulfur kerosene. This unit is the largest kerosene-fed hydrotreating unit that has ever been licensed by UOP.

Peter Piotrowski, senior vice president of UOP Process Technology and Equipment, informed, “UOP prides itself on having the most complete offering of hydroprocessing solutions. We have built a portfolio and knowledge base, both internally and through partners, that is designed to meet the unique needs of our customers worldwide. We are pleased to be working with Takreer again to help them maximize return on their assets.”