This upgrading of the Basrah refinery will newly install, on land adjacent to the existing Basrah refinery, a fluid catalytic cracking unit, a vacuum distillation unit, and a diesel desulfurisation unit, etc., thereby increasing production to 19 000 bpd of gasoline and 36 000 bpd of diesel fuel.
The project is scheduled for completion in 2025.
Funding for the project will be procured through Japanese ODA loans from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and is the largest-scale reconstruction assistance from Japan since the 2003 Iraq War.
In carrying out this project, the Group plans to conduct skills training for more than 1000 Iraqis and to hire approximately 7000 skilled Iraqi workers. Furthermore, it is expected that more than 2000 operating personnel jobs will be created after the project's completion.
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