January, 2021

This is a repeating event

202111JanAll DayRuwais Refinery Fire 2017ADNOC Ruwais (AE) Origin: Marsh Industry:RefiningCountry:Abu DhabiLanguage:ENLoC:Maintenance errorIncident:FIREHazard:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site At Risk)Consequence:EnvironmentalMaterial:Crude Oil


A release of hot light hydrocarbon during the completion of a maintenance activity resulted in a major fire. The fire occurred on a residual fluid catalytic cracking (RFCC) unit that had recently been commissioned as part of a major expansion, doubling the overall refinery capacity. The fire resulted in the closure of the expanded area of the refinery while extensive rebuilding activity was delivered. The value of the property damage loss is currently estimated to be in excess of US$1 billion.

[ Property Damage $1000 Million. Estimated Current Value $1000 Million ]

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Mon 11 Jan 2021 - Mon 11 Jan 2021


Ruwais Refinery

Ruwais, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates