Takreer awards Ruwais refinery deal to UOP

30 September 2008

Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer) has awarded a technology and engineering services contract to UOP of the US for the expansion of Ruwais refinery.

UOP, a division of the industrial giant Honeywell, says its technology will be used to produce ultra-low sulphur diesel, along with low-sulphur kerosene from a hydrotreating unit.

The company says it is the largest such licensing deal it has ever done for a hydrotreating unit.

The project manager on the 400,000-barrel-a-day (b/d) project is the US' Fluor Corporation.

Bechtel of the US is the front-end engineering and design contractor (MEED 21:1:08).

The award to UOP follows a win by the US’ Shaw Group in August to provide proprietary technology for the world's largest residue fluid catalytic cracking unit at the refinery (MEED 31:8:08).

Tendering for the engineering, procurement and construction element is due to start soon.

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