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CEO Message

CEO Message

ADNOC Refining is a joint venture company between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Eni, and OMV. We are a critical part of ADNOC’s downstream business and for four decades, we have delivered products to meet the UAE’s expanding energy needs and fuel economic growth and industrial diversification across the world.

Every day, we refine around one million barrels of crude oil and condensate into various products, including LPG, naphtha, gasoline, jet fuel, gas oil, group III+ base oils, and petrochemical feedstocks, such as propylene. We also produce specialty products, such as carbon black and anode grade coke.

Our Ruwais Refinery is one of the largest and most sophisticated refineries on the planet and is equipped with advanced bottom of the barrel conversion technology. Located 240km west of Abu Dhabi city, it is home to the world’s largest Crude Distillation Unit and Residue Fluid Catalytic Cracker (RFCC). ADNOC Refining manages a 1,600km pipeline network across Abu Dhabi, delivering refined products to other ADNOC Group companies for further processing and to critical infrastructure sites such as Abu Dhabi International Airport. 

Among the many projects currently underway is our $600m Waste Heat Recovery Project, which will recover and re-use exhaust heat from our General Utilities Plant in Ruwais to generate up to 230 megawatts of electricity and 2,600 cubic meters of water every hour, without any additional CO2 emissions. In addition, a $3.47 billion Crude Flexibility project is currently in development that will allow us to process Upper Zakum grade crude from ADNOC’s offshore fields in addition to more than 50 other grades from around the world. 


Mr. Sultan Albigishi

Acting CEO, ADNOC Refining