Abu Dhabi state petroleum giant Adnoc on 2 September announced the completion of commissioning the delayed coker unit at the Ruwais West refinery complex.

Adnoc says the units will enable it to “extract the maximum value from ‘bottom-of-the-barrel’ heavy oils and slurry as it delivers on an aggressive downstream strategy.” Unveiled at a high-profile conference in May, Adnoc’s downstream strategy involves investing Dh165bn ($45bn) over the next five years to turn its Ruwais hub into “the world’s largest integrated refining and petrochemicals complex” (MEES, 18 May). (CONTINUED - 769 WORDS)