Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. (Takreer) has commissioned its Ruwais refinery expansion project, including a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit.
“The new refinery was designed to double Takreer’s current capacity to enable the company to refine about 900,000 b/d of crude oil and to maximize the production of propylene,” reported Gulf News, quoting Takreer Chief Executive Jasem Al Sayegh.
The new PDH unit, based on UOP’s C3 Oleflex technology, will convert propane to 500,000 t/y of propylene.
Source: Weekly “PetroChemical News”, Durham, NC, USA; 16 Nov 2015
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)