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ADNOC co-loads LPG and propylene onto vessel in Ruwais

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) has announced that it has safely completed the first co-loading of LPG and propylene onto the same vessel, which was docked in Ruwais, UAE. 

Under normal circumstances, LPG, which is produced by ADNOC Gas Processing, and propylene, which is produced by ADNOC Refining, are transported separately. By loading around 12 600 t of propylene and 33 000 t of LPG onto a single vessel, freight rates were significantly reduced.

To enable the co-loading of LPG and Propylene, which must be stored at different temperatures, ADNOC conducted a number of workshops with its customers, product specialists and ADNOC Group Companies involved in the loading operation.

ADNOC Gas Processing produces up to 10.5 million tpy of LPG, while ADNOC Refining produces up to 1.7 million tpy of propylene.

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