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32. Ruwais Refinery Expansion Project

Project Overview

Abu Dhabi Oil

Refining Company (Takreer) plans to expand production of the Ruwais refining complex by 400,000 barrels a day (b/d) to take it to more than 800,000 b/d.

The refinery will also be integrated with neighbouring petrochemicals complexes and supply up to 1.1 million tonnes a year of propylene to the nearby plastics complex run by Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge).

The project is divided into seven packages: a crude distillation unit, a residual fluid catalytic cracking complex, offsites and utilities, storage tanks, site preparation, non-process buildings and marine facilities.

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Boom in contract awards during 2009 recession-led oil slump will not be repeated

OECD demand for downstream products

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UAE location

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An increase in EPC contract awards in 2013 is expected to continue in 2014

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Downstream contract awards 2009-14

Region invests in downstreamSubscription

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Dodsal EPC contracts 2009-13

Dodsal GroupSubscription

The conglomerate has plenty of potential to expand in the Middle East and North Africa


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Key Facts

  • Client: Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas

  • Stage: Execution

  • Budget: $10.1bn

  • Completion date: Q2 2014

  • Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

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