Saudi Aramco upgrades Yanbu refinery

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Apr. 6
-- Saudi Aramco has completed a total shutdown of its wholly owned hydroskimming refinery at Yanbu on the Red Sea in an upgrade that increased throughput capacity to 250,000 b/d.

One of 30 projects conducted during the shutdown was the upgrade to high-capacity stainless steel in crude-tower trays as part of a total revamp that will improve diesel quality and accommodate the throughput increase. The refinery had been operating at about 225,000 b/d.

In another project, the continuous catalyst regeneration/platformer reactor’s center pipes and scallops were upgraded to a more-robust design to improve integrity and reliability.

The shutdown was completed in the scheduled 38 days.

Related Articles

Future of Croatian refinery remains uncertain

09/19/2014 Croatia’s Ministry of Economy said it remains to committed to working with Hungary’s state-owned MOL PLC, a subsidiary of MOL Group, Budapest, to p...

PDVSA wraps major maintenance at Puerto La Cruz refinery

09/18/2014 Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has completed major maintenance on the atmospheric distillation unit at its 190,000-b/d Puerto La Cruz refinery i...

WoodMac: China, North America face propylene oversupply

09/17/2014 Oil and gas analyst Wood Mackenzie Ltd. forecasts that global propylene production capacity will increase to 165 million tonnes/year (tpy) by 2030 ...

AFPM launches web site to recruit refining, petchem employees

09/17/2014 The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers launched a workforce development web site to provide information for anyone seeking a career in...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected