Saudi Aramco awards Yanbu refinery projects

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, July 28
-- Saudi Aramco signed contracts with local and international contractors for detailed engineering, procurement, and construction of the planned export refinery project at Yanbu Industrial City in Saudi Arabia’s Western Province.
The newly incorporated Red Sea Refining Co. will be responsible for execution and operation of the project.

EPC contracts for major process units went to:
• Tecnicas Reunidas, Spain: coker.

• Saudi Services, Saudi Arabia: high-voltage electrical package.

• SK Engineering & Construction Co., South Korea: crude distillation.

• Dayim Punj Lloyd, Saudi Arabia: offsite pipelines.

• Daelim, South Korea: gasoline and hydrocracker pakages.

• Rajeh H. Al-Marri, Saudi Arabia: onsite pipeline relocation.

• ENPPI, Egypt: tank farm.

Aramco’s project management said several remaining packages will be awarded over the next few months. Earlier this year, management awarded site preparation to Abdulrahman Al-Shalawi, Saudi Arabia.

The project will build a grassroots refinery in Yanbu Industrial City on about 5.2 million sq m, said the announcement. The refinery will process 400,000 b/d of Arabian Heavy crude and produce 90,000 b/d of gasoline, 263,000 b/d of ultralow-sulfur diesel, 6,300 tonnes/day of coke, and 1,200 tonnes/day of sulfur.

The refinery will use existing Aramco facilities to receive oil and export refined products. It will include refinery process units, utilities and interconnecting piping, associated feedstock and refined product storage, as well as offsite facilities to support refinery operations, according to the company.

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