UAE due IMO 2020-compliant refinery

Brooge Petroleum & Gas Investment Co. is building a 250,000-b/d refinery designed to produce bunker fuel in Fujairah, UAE. The refinery will be the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa to comply with new regulations of the International Maritime Organization 2020 by capping sulfur content in shipping fuels, BPGIC said.

Brooge Petroleum & Gas Investment Co. FZC (BPGIC) is building a 250,000-b/d refinery designed to produce bunker fuel in Fujairah, UAE.

The refinery will be the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa to comply with new regulations of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 by capping sulfur content in shipping fuels, BPGIC said in a statement published by UAE’s state-owned Emirates News Agency on May 13.

The first phase of the planned refinery will be completed by first-quarter 2020, according to Nicolaas Paardenkooper, BPGIC’s chief executive officer.

Further details regarding the refinery or future phases of the proposed project were not disclosed.

IMO’s new regulations, set to take effect in 2020, will require ships to use marine fuels with a sulfur content below 0.5%, down from the current 3.5%.

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