UOP LLC announced Tuesday that the Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company, also known as Takreer, has selected UOP to supply technology and engineering services for an expansion at its Ruwais Refinery in the United Arab Emirates.
The refinery will produce propylene, unleaded gasoline, naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas
(LPG), aviation turbine fuel, kerosene, gas-oil, bunker fuel and other hydrocarbon derivatives. Basic
engineering design is currently in progress. The refinery is expected to be complete in 2014.
"This facility will help us to meet the growing demand for clean fuels and chemicals in the
Middle East and around the world," said Jasem Al Sayegh from Takreer. "UOP's hydroprocessing
solutions are an integral part of this effort."
The new facility will utilize a wide range of UOP technologies for the production of clean, low
sulfur distillate and gasoline. The UOP Unicracking process in conjunction with the UOP Distillate
Unionfining process will upgrade heavy feedstocks to produce ultra-low-sulfur diesel. The UOP
Merox process will remove sulfur from saturated LPG streams, and the UOP BenSat process will
manage the benzene content in the gasoline pool. The refinery also includes a hydrotreating unit that
will use the UOP Naphtha Hydrotreating process and Distillate Unionfining unit to produce low-sulfur
kerosene. The unit is the largest kerosene-fed hydrotreating unit ever licensed by UOP.
"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," said Peter Piotrowski, senior vice president of
UOP Process Technology and Equipment. "We are pleased to be working with Takreer again to help
them maximize return on their assets."
Additionally, through an alliance with Albemarle Corp., UOP was able to provide a complete
portfolio of catalyst solutions for the new Takreer units. UOP and Albemarle launched the
Hydroprocessing Alliance in 2006 to offer a full suite of hydroprocessing solutions to refiners
leveraging the expertise of both companies in this area.
Abu Dhabi Oil Refinery Company is responsible for all refining activities for the Abu Dhabi
National Oil Company (ADNOC), the National Oil Company of Abu Dhabi.
UOP LLC, headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, USA, is a leading international supplier and
licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, process plants, and consulting services to the
petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. UOP is a wholly owned subsidiary
of Honeywell International, Inc. and is part of Honeywell's Specialty Materials strategic business