Takreer lets contract for Ruwais refinery repairs

Abu Dhabi Oil Refinery Co. (Takreer), the refining arm of state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., has let a contract to GS Engineering & Construction Corp. (GSEC), Seoul, to repair damages caused by an early January fire at the 417,000-b/d West plant of its more than 800,000-b/d Ruwais refining complex in the UAE (OGJ Online, Jan. 11, 2017).

As part of the $865-million contract, GSEC will deliver engineering, procurement, and construction services for restoration and repair of units at the West plant, the service provider said in a filing with the Korea Exchange.

The project will involve maintenance and reinstallation of unidentified damaged units and will take 18 months to complete from commencement, GSEC said.

Details regarding when rehabilitation works will begin were not disclosed.

The Jan. 11 fire, which led to a brief but complete shutdown of the West plant and has since impacted gasoline and propylene production at the site, did not affect operations at the Ruwais complex’s East refinery (OGJ Online, Jan. 20, 2017).

Takreer has yet to confirm an official cause of the incident.

Commissioned in 2015 as part of Takreer’s $10-billion expansion at Ruwais, the complex’s West refinery includes the following unit capacities:

• Crude distillation, 417,000 b/d.

• Vacuum distillation, 200,000 b/d.

• Residual fluid catalytic cracking, 127,000 b/d.

• Hydrocracking, 57,000 b/d.

• Naphtha hydrotreating, 69,000 b/d.

• Kerosine hydrotreating, 108,000 b/d.

• Diesel hydrotreating, 75,000 b/d.

• Gasoline hydrotreating, 37,000 b/d.

• Isomerization (C4), 23,000 b/d (OGJ Online, Nov. 13, 2015).

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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