posted on 16/04/2001: 749 views
The 300,000 tonnes per annum lube base oil refinery project of Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co, TAKREER has moved ahead, with an international project management consultant having been appointed. Contracts for the Front End Engineering Development, FEED, will be awarded next month.
Four turbine generators, part of TAKREER's general utilities plant (GUP) expansion project have also been commissioned, and these will lead to interconnection with the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority, ADWEA, grid by August 2001.
The project includes various projects such as the GUP expansion project, sulphur handling expansion, new drinking water pipeline, unleaded gasoline, low gas oil venture, Central Environment Protection Facilities and base oil refinery project. The base oil refinery venture involves the recovery of high quality lube oil components from large quantities of atmospheric residue produced in Ruwais and Umm Al Nar refineries to produce base oils which command premium price, and to increase TAKREER's revenue and profitability.
The project scope covers the design, erection and commissioning of a vacuum distillation unit and solvent deasphaltion to prepare feedstock (aromatics), which is processed in the hydrocracker to produce hydrocrakates (normal paraffins). TAKREER's GUP expansion project will be connected to the 220,000 volts ADWEA grid at Ruwais, to exchange electrical power. TAKREER will be able to provide ADWEA with a maximum of 300 MW power.
Meanwhile, commissioning and test runs of various systems of sulphur handling expansion project, phase two is nearing completion. The sulphur handling expansion project involved expanding the Ruwais terminal's capacity from 4,250 tonnes per day 9tpd) to 7,650 tpd to handle the increased sulphur production from the onshore gas development (OGD II) and EUM projects through the installation of four new granulation units, revamping the ship loading and conveying systems, and other associated facilities.
TAKREER's new drinking water pipeline project involving the installation of a new 17km, 20 inch drinking water pipeline from GUP Ruwais to Ruwais Housing Complex and four-inch pipeline to the Ruler's Representative Palace at Jebel Dhanna were completed by end-2000.(The Gulf News)
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