On September 2, 2018, ADNOC announced that it successfully commissioned a specialized delayed coker unit as part of its Carbon Black and Coker Project.
The commissioning of the new coker unit coincided with the first production of Green petroleum coke in the UAE. An intermediate product, Green petroleum coke can be further processed to produce either fuel oils, or calcined petroleum coke, a raw material used by the aluminum and steel industries.
Through the Carbon Black & Coker Project, ADNOC Refining can produce 40,600 tons of two different grades of Carbon black per year, 430,000 tons of high value anode grade calcined coke and 930,000 tons of liquid product (naphtha and gas oil).
The downstream investment program will see the company’s refining capacity increase by more than 65%, or 600,000 bpd, by 2025, through the addition of a third refinery, creating a total capacity of 1.5 million barrels per day (mbpd). The new refinery will significantly increase the capability, flexibility and output of Abu Dhabi’s refining operations by adding to the range of crudes that can be processed.
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