Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. awards contract for raising output capacity


The Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (TAKREER), an ADNOC Group company, has announced recently that it has awarded two major contracts for its gasoline and aromatics project (GAP) which will significantly increase its gasoline production capacity, the Emirates News Agency WAM reported.

As part of ADNOC’s growth strategy, TAKREER plans to increase the production of gasoline to 9.4 million metric tons per annum (mtpa) by 2022 to maintain Abu Dhabi’s self-sufficiency, with the new gasoline and aromatics project adding 4.2 mtpa of gasoline supply and 1.6 mtpa of aromatics.

The front end engineering design (FEED) contract has been awarded to AMEC International Limited, based in the town of Reading, UK. In addition, TAKREER has awarded a contract for Process Licence Technologies to Axens of France.

Abdulaziz Alhajri, ADNOC’s Refining and Petrochemical Director, said, “Our goal is to unlock the full potential of our assets. The gasoline and aromatics project will enable us to meet the needs of the evolving and expanding market for refined products and it will add value to each barrel processed.”

Management consultancy

The FEED and Process Licence Technologies contracts follow the appointment of Jacobs Engineering, in June, to provide project management consultancy (PMC) services for the FEED phase.

The FEED contract, which is scheduled to be completed by January 2018, will be followed by the tendering and implementation of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works, which will take four years to complete.

The contracts have been awarded to complete TAKREER’s integrated production complex, which will include light and heavy naphtha Hydrotreaters units, light naphtha isomerization units, two heavy naphtha reformer units, an aromatics extraction unit and paraxylene and benzene production units.

Under its five-year business plan and growth strategy, ADNOC is focusing on delivering a more valuable and profitable refining business through strategic, commercially viable and targeted investments aimed at building on the company’s legacy of success and ensuring its continued growth.

Joint-stock company

The Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company was established in 1999 as a public joint-stock company to take over the responsibility of refining operations previously undertaken by the ADNOC. The company’s areas of operation include the refining of crude oil and condensate, supply of petroleum products and production of granulated sulphur in compliance with domestic and international specifications.

Aiming at becoming a leader in the oil refining business, TAKREER is working on expanding its activities in the downstream sector. It is also exerting all possible efforts to face the challenges of the 21st century in a rapidly-changing market.

Besides meeting growing demand for enhanced products and services, the company is playing a positive role in advancing the local economy and boosting the national income.

Meanwhile, TAKREER conducts high standard and efficient refining operations consistent with sound health, safety and environmental practices. Its activities are based on total quality management principles, in a customer and employee oriented environment. Its aim is to provide reliable and quality products that satisfy the requirements and needs of its customers and partners.

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