Takreer to Build New Refinery in Abu Dhabi
by Xinhua News Agency
February 25, 2008
The Abu Dhabi Oil Refining
Company (TAKREER) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced on Monday that it
will build a new refinery in Abu Dhabi Emirate to boost its refinery capacity,
Emirates News Agency reported.
When completed by 2013, the new refinery will have a capacity of 417,000 barrels
per day (bpd), representing 86 percent of TAKREER's current installed refining
capacity, according to the report.
The refinery is in the design phase and will be located in Ruwais, some 240
kilometers from Abu Dhabi City, the UAE capital.
The project is driven by demand and the need to meet stringent product quality
requirements and environmental legislation, TAKREER's general manager Jasem Ali
TAKREER was established in 1999 to take over the responsibility of refining
operations previously undertaken by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).
It currently manages Abu Dhabi Refinery and Ruwais Refinery whose capacities
stand at 85,000 bpd and 400,000 bpd, respectively.
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Ruwais Refinery Expansion
Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. (TAKREER)
Ruwais, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates