The Ruwais Plant receives its feedstock from GASCO’s NGL extraction plants at Asab, Bu Hasa, Habshan and Bab, as well as Liquified Petroleum Gases (LPG) from the adjacent TAKREER Refinery.
The plant, which can process 48,000 tonnes per day (about 16 million tonnes per year) of NGL, has three parallel fractionation trains, storage facilities and three loading jetties to export commercial products.
The NGL feed is fractionated into four products: ethane (C2), propane (C3), butane (C4) and paraffinic naphtha (C5+). Ethane is exported to Borouge for the production of ethylene. The other three products are stored at Ruwais before loading propane and butane to gas carriers and paraffinic naphtha to tankers and shipped to markets worldwide.
In January 2013, Ruwais achieved the milestone of 5,000 shipments with more than 163 million tonnes of marketable products loaded for export since the Ruwais plant started up in 1981.