Aramco project to cut Riyadh product sulfur

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, July 5
-- Saudi Aramco has let a contract to Foster Wheeler SOFCON for front-end engineering design and project management for a project to lower sulfur content of gasoline and diesel produced at its 120,000-b/cd refinery in Riyadh.

The FEED work includes new isomerization, naphtha-splitting, and sulfur guard-bed units and addition of equipment, including a diesel hydrotreater reactor, to existing units. Also included are debottlenecking of the refinery’s 33,820-b/cd hydrocracker and gas concentration units and replacement of crude and vacuum distillation tower internals.

The project will lower sulfur content of gasoline and diesel to 10 ppm and the benzene level of gasoline.

Foster Wheeler SOFCON is an unincorporated consortium of a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler’s Engineering and Construction Group and A. Al-Saihati, A. Fattani & O. Al-Othman Consulting Engineering Co.

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