Mr. Jabbar Ali Al-Luiebi the minister of oil declared for the plan of the ministry of oil to elevate the refining capacity of the south refineries to (280) thousand barrels before the end of 2018.
Mr. Al-Luiebi opened the second phase of the 4th unit project in the south refineries in Basrah governorate with production capacity of 70 thousand barrels/ day. He said also that the addition of the 4th unit will elevate the production from 210 to 280 thousand barrels, which is a big achievement to raise the Iraqi production of the oil products in general and the south refineries in special.
Mr. Al-Luiebi said that the project which is being executed by Techno Export Czech Company includes the construction of two units for liquid gas production and water treatment. In addition to the other production requirement. He said also that the estimated time to finish the project is (370) days starts from the time of the contract activation and expected to be finished before the end of 2018.
Mr. Al-Luiebi praised the efforts of the work team of the project and the employees of the south refineries for their special efforts. He also ordered to honor them.
Mr. Husam Hussein Wali the director general of the south refineries company said that the project is being done according to the latest technologies and designs by Techno Export Company with (70) thousand barrels capacity. The project includes a liquid gas unit, water treatment unit, water boiler, flaring system, the pipeline network extension and the other requirements related with the production operation.
It is worthy to say that the ministry of oil had offered some investment projects to build refineries according to the international modern standards and environmental friendly, in order to raise the production of the oil derivatives and be self-sufficient. As well as to enter in the international market of the oil derivatives.
Source: Ministry of Oil