Planned Mideast refinery lets compressor contract

The Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical Co. (Satorp) has hired Elliott Co., Jeannette, Pa., to supply all 17 compressor trains for the joint venture’s export refinery to be built in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Jan. 19
-- The Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical Co. (Satorp) has hired Elliott Co., Jeannette, Pa., to supply all 17 compressor trains for the joint venture’s export refinery to be built in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

When it comes online in 2013, the Jubail refinery will be a full-conversion, integrated complex with a variety of compression applications, including sour service, hydrogen service, and refrigeration. The project includes construction of distillation and hydrotreating, conversion, sulfur and amine saltwater treatment, aromatics, and coker.

The Jubail compressor trains will be built and tested at Elliott’s manufacturing plant in Sodegaura, Japan, the company said. When complete, the refinery will be able to process 400,000 b/d of Saudi heavy crude to produce high-quality transportation fuels and petrochemicals for markets in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

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