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Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (TAKREER) in brief

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The Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company, so called TAKREER, is the operational entity of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in charge of the refining business.

Until 1999, the downstream activities were left as a branch within ADNOC, but with the development of this sector in Abu Dhabi and major projects to be launched in the years 2000s, ADNOC decided to separate it and establish a dedicated entity to handle it.

Under TAKREER umbrella, ADNOC transfered all the activities related to:

 – Crude oil refining

 – Condensate transformation

 – Supply of petroleum products

 – Sulfur treatment and granulation for export

TAKREER key assets rely on the Abu Dhabi Refinery and the Ruwais refinery.

As the first refinery in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Abu Dhabi Refinery started operations in 1976 with a capacity of 15,000 b/d and a capital expenditure of $45 million.

In 1982, ADNOC proceeded to a first expansion to 60,000 b/d capacity.

In 1990, the Umm al Nar salt and chlorine plant was merged with the Abu Dhabi Refinery to become the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Refinery and Chlorine Division.

In 1992, ADNOC decided a new expansion to 85,000 b/d and the upgrade of the process with desulfurization and sulfur handling units.

The Abu Dhabi Refinery holds 500,000 cubic meter storage capacities connected to a marine terminal for loading and unloading tankers.

The Ruwais refinery was commissioned few years later in 1982 in the western region of the Emirate, 240 kilometers west of Abu Dhabi City with a capacity of 120,000 b/d.

The purpose was to create the Ruwais Industrial complex around this refinery.

In 1985, ADNOC invested in a first expansion of 27,000 b/d, and in 1986 the refinery was merged with the Ruwais General Utilities Plant for the supply of power and water.

In 1991, ADNOC added the sulfur handling and granulation units to become one of the largest in the world.

In 2002, TAKREER commissioned two condensate processing trains of 140,000 b/d, also among the largest in the world.

Today, the Ruwais Refinery manages a farm of 91 tanks with a storage capacity of 3 million cubic meters linked to a marine terminal.

Now integrated in the refinery, the Ruwais utilities run a 650 MW gas-fired power plant and a 60,000 cubic meters per day desalination facility

Today, the Abu Dhabi Refinery and the Ruwais Refinery have a capacity of 460,000 b/d (23 million t/y) of crude oil and condensate.

TAKREER Key Figures

As part of a national oil and non-listed company, TAKREER does not publish figures.

TAKREER Projects and Business Highlights

Abu Dhabi is targeting to increase its crude oil production to meet its OPEC quotas 2018.

In the same time Abu Dhabi strategy is defined to reduce its reliance on this crude oil market in developing the downstream activities.

In parallel, Abu Dhabi is running short of natural gas meaning that the development of the downstream activities including the petrochemical sector will be mainly based on crude oil.

In this context, TAKREER will take a leading role in ADNOC strategy for growth, value creation and employement.

As a first step of its development, TAKREER awarded in June 2012 a $2.5 billion engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to Samsung Engineering from South Korea for the construction of a carbon black delayed coker (CBDC) at the Ruwais Industrial Complex.

The purpose of this new plant is to produce higher value added products such as synthetic rubber and resins from the crude oil refining and heavy residual oil recycling.

This project will include 12 processing units and 23 infrastructure offsites and utilities.

Planned to start operations in 2015, this carbon black delayed coker project reflects the $10 billion refinery expansion planned in Ruwais Industrial City.

As part of ADNOC integrated business model, this carbon black deleyed coker will supply 1.6 million t/y propylene as feedstock to the adjacent Borouge petrochemical complex.

The whole $10 billion TAKREER Ruwais refinery should be completed at the end of 2013 and add 417,000 b/d refining capacity to Abu Dhabi.

For more information and data about oil and gas and petrochemical projects go to Project Smart Explorer

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    Head office Al Ruwais Refinery (TAKREER)
    P.O.Box: 3593-Abu Dhabi UAE
    Tel: +971 526 587 554

    JOB REFERENCE NUMBER : ALRR/1006/20130817/013/AE

    DATED: 23th January, 2014




    We have in file, your Resume, Job Application and other important data. After the evaluation of these documents, we found you qualified to work with our Team
    Hence, Al Ruwais Refinery(TAKREER) UAE. Seek to employ your services as an expatriate consultant for the provision of expatriate services as stipulated in the following acts in this document. This document embodies the approved Terms for the purpose of this contract.





    Appropriate monitoring/coordination services, planning and implementation, development, execution, responsible for the approval and purchases as shall be deemed necessary for job success.

    Comprehensive infrastructure /management, policies initiation and approval of corrective actions, including regulatory agencies representatives, decisions making, changes incorporation when necessary.

    Quality assurance, Quality control, corporate liaison work with one or more project team, or steering committee, senior managers and other key influences, possession and maintenance of outgoing and incoming policy and operations manuals.

    Also include services related to project control system, services related to process control and electrical equipment and addition of 500mw gas turbine generating plant.

    Services based on switchgear, short down and start-up of power transformers, combined and simple Cycle configuration, trouble- shooting, commissioning, maintenance and spare-holding services.

    You shall also be expected to meet/liaise with the entire management board of Al Ruwais Refinery (TAKREER) Oil Company –UAE For overview and updates bi-monthly.

    You shall be expected to work with a team of prime experienced project personnel’s with the mandate to provide excellent services.


    The work Location will be within the new work metropolis of Ruwais Refinery (TAKREER) Oil Company Oil Company – UAE Facility Plant in Dubai. Further details included in your hard copy. You are to report immediately to the HR Manager upon arrival to conclude prospects of screening and other logistics.


    You will be eligible to receive US$8,000 ( Eight Thousand USD Only) –Basic (After tax) Monthly.

    RESUMPTION DATE: 5thmarch 2014 (Could be extended on application)
    Salary can be transferred to any Bank designated by you and this must be in conformity with the present tax situation of the Country.
    Work time shall be 40 hours work week for the Twelve (24) month contract term as such employee shall also be entitled to over-time allowance if employee work time exceeds the official stipulated hours. Salary shall also be liable to increments with time and employees’ official promotions and position in service.


    Hazard/Inconveniences: 560.00 USD (Monthly)
    Car Maintenance: 1,089.00 USD (Monthly)
    House & Furnishings: 11,980.00 USD (Yearly)
    Entertainment & Recreation: 775.00 USD (Monthly)
    Travel & Events: 1,150.00 USD (Monthly)

    6.0 GRANTS & LOANS

    Old Hem Housing Loan: 1-year service to Al Ruwais Refinery (TAKREER) Oil Company – UAE.
    Is required for eligibility.
    Starter’s amount will be 48,971.00 USD
    Can be re-paid within 10years with 0.00 USD interest.
    Lieu Car Loan: All Employees are eligible to apply.
    Starter’s amount will be 22,045.00 USD
    Can be re-paid within 5years with 0.00 USD interest.
    New Orleans Business Loans: All Employees are eligible to apply.
    Starter’s amount will be US$35,000.00 to 70,000.00 USD
    Contact the Accounts Department for more details.


    All Employees are entitled to 2months Paid Leave which can be taken once at a time or 2weeks apart one different period.

    All Employees will receive 6,880.00 USD Take home for each leave Period.
    Employer for each Inter-continental trip shall be paid 3,520.00 USD flat rate travel/entertainment allowance to employee. Travel shall be by business class/first class flight, or otherwise if necessary.

    However for the purpose of commencement, the cost of travel ticket shall be paid in addition to travel/entertainment allowance.

    Cost shall be substantiated and shall be the rate charged at the Period/time of purchase. Employer shall also take care of employees’ travel ticket including that of employees’ family only on employees’ early notification to employer and as shall be requested by employee.


    Expenses made/incurred by the employee related to job before commencement of duties or Expenses made during Travel Plans, Processing of Travel Particulars ETC will be substantiated with receipts and Employer will re-imburse the Employee not later than Five (5) working days after submission of Employee’s expense Report and Receipts as proofs of such Expenses.

    Employer however agrees to reimburse fully all Travel costs and Expenses made by Employee. The agreement hereby binds Employer and Employee in that re-imbursements will be made fully to Employees upon presentation of Expense Reports and Receipts of Expenses.


    It is our official policy that our employees must pay for their work permit processing fees, as we have promised free visa to all employees and as a proof of the readiness to join our team, they have to contact the Orient Travels & Tourism Agency and obtain these documents.

    The agreement hereby binds Employer and Employee in that re-imbursements will be made fully to Employees upon presentation of Expense Reports and Receipts of Expenses


    The first monthly salary shall be paid in advance before Candidates embark on journey to assume duty. This is to enable candidates settle all domestic needs before travel. As such no excuses will be entertained on assumption of duty relating to default.

    Employees (Expatriates) are to note that 1-MONTH UPFRONT SALARIES are paid as soon as Employees Procure and Process the relevant Resident/ Work Permit Documents from the MINISTRY OF INTERIOR UAE and submit it to the Human Resources Department for Verification.

    All payment of Salary after assumption of duty in UAE shall be 75% paid into an offshore account to be provided by employee with the remaining 25% paid locally in UAE, if accepted by the employee.

    This is in line with the UAE Expatriate Financial Statutory Laws.


    All Employees are expected to reside at the Company’s Staff estate.

    There are 3 Bedroom Flat Duplex.

    Toyota Camry 2013 Model Brand New, for employees use during contract.

    Dietary options, Customized cooks and Dieticians are available options.
    Incase of local dishes, we have Chefs from various countries to handle such.


    Employer will provide the employee with comprehensive Health care for the term of contract, and follow-on care for injuries suffered during the term of contract for employee and family.


    Computer resources: Laptop Computer, 1.6 GHz Processor, 256 MB RAM, 24XCD-RW, 30GB Hard Drive, Floppy Drive, Integrated Network Adapter, Internal 56K
    Modem, Spare Battery and Necessary Software, Full time Internet access is also made available .

    Phones: Employer will provide each employee with one (1) landline and one (1) mobile telephone. This shall have a reasonable credit limit application per month.


    Safety and Security of personnel (Local/Foreign) and Facilities on Job Locations and communities are no small issues, and have been seriously considered to ensure and assure hitch free operations.

    All operations on Job Location are designed to adhere strictly to the Health Safety and Environment (HSE) Policy as applicable in the Oil and Gas Sector.

    All expatriates are entitled to a free and mandatory safety courses on Job Locations to be delivered by qualified safety and environment experts.

    All safety wears shall be provided by the Company at Job Locations such like Safety Coveralls, Gloves, Goggles, Helmet and Safety Shoes etc. as applicable in the Oil & Gas Sector.


    There are standard Telecommunication Facilities and Internet services at the disposal of all expatriates, and it shall be accessible to all Personnel (Local/Foreign) without any charge or expenses to be incurred.

    Cellular Phones can be obtained by expatriates from the Local dealers/Service
    Providers in Work Metropolis but must be used in accordance with the safety regulations on Job Locations.

    Recreational/Sports Facilities shall also be made available at the disposal of all expatriates with no expenses to be incurred. Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service will also be made available to all Expatriates by the company’s laundry and dry cleaning unit.

    The Employee is requested to contact the below office who shall be responsible for the process or his or her Valid UAE Work/Residence Permit Visa and then should forward it to the HR of Al Ruwais Refinery (TAKREER) Oil Company – UAE for Verification and authenticity confirmation.

    Hence any expenses incurred during this process shall be refunded to the candidate after 5 working days of concluding all Immigration Arrangement.

    Now, you have to contact SATGURU TRAVEL AGENCY for the acquisition of your work/residence permit papers which will empower you to live and work in U.A.E. also sign the Contract agreement and send us and to SATGURU TRAVEL AGENCY.

    TEL NO:+971 526 587 554
    PO BOX 79, DUBAI,

    Note that all UAE based employees’ are to report personally to our office with identification materials for signing and collection of hard copy of their contract documents. This is in line with the expatriate statuary law of the European Union in compliance with the EU. Terrorism Act. Find attached for other necessary related details of job.
    Congratulations on your success,


    HR TELEPHONE: TEL: +971 526 587 554
    EMPLOYEE SIGN: ……………………………
    MOBILE: …………………………………….
    ADDRESS: ……………………………….
    PASSPORT NUMBER: ………………………………

  4. Shehadeh Nimer Seaifan

    Dear Sir,
    I would like to transfer my best wishes to you for the best health,
    i am an electrical engineer also I am currently working in Hussein Thermal Power Station (HTPS) as an electrical maintenance section head, HTPS is one of Central Electricity Generating Company (CEGCO) power stations.
    My responsibility is consist in addition to electrical power plants maintenance is to management the electrical maintenance staff that consist four groups(generators & power transformers group ,SWGR group , motors maintenance and rewinding group, and HVAC group )
    I want some change of the work, I will do my best in order to successful , finaly i would like to know how can i apply for a job in your esteemed company,i appreciate your reply
    Best Regards,,,

  5. hello my name is Michele are TUV certified welder on pipelines and mechanical assembly experience 30 years for pleasure and I ricevut this email a fake? I have true and waiting to hear from you best regards

    We notify you of vacancies at Al Ruwais Refinery,UAE.Your CV RESUME as listed on the
    Attached is an applicant Online Questionnaire for you to complete and send back to us, alongside your resume, via email.
    Your application will be screened based on the answers from the Online Questionnaire alongside your Resume and you will be notified upon review of your whole submitted information.

    Khalifa Zayed
    Recruitment Officer
    Al Ruwais Refinery
    P.O. Box : 2593Abu Dhabi, United Arab

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  9. Good Day,
    Tekreer,you are an eye opener for me. I have done research about your company and found that you are doing great job and have special treatment to both your costumers and employees which makes your Brand to grow as big as it is today. I am so keen to work for your reputed organisation. I am a recent graduate with B-Tech Electrical engineering heavy current and would like to join your team. I will appreciate a graduate program or perhaps an internship. I look forward to hear from you soon. I will be pleased if my request will be considered. Thank you in advance. Keep Up with the good work.

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