Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petroleum Company, the joint venture company of Total SA and Saudi Arabian Oil Company, has begun awarding contracts for the Jubail Export Refinery. The refinery will be constructed in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia and is expected to process 400,000 bpd. The complex will process Arabian heavy crude and is expected to come online in 2013. Total investment is estimated at US$ 9.6 billion. Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petroleum Company are expected to award 15 preplanned engineering, procurement and construction contracts.
Technip has been awarded two lump sum turnkey contracts for the new facility. Technip will cover all EPC for the two contracts. One is for the hydro and catalytic cracking conversion units, the other for some of the complex’s utility units as well as interconnecting network and process control systems for the entire refinery. The contracts are scheduled for completion in 2013.
Samsung Engineering has been awarded a US$ 1.6 billion contract to set up two plants at Jubail. Two of the five core process packages at the refinery fall under this contract, both of which are on a lump sum turnkey basis. One is to construct a US$ 700 million aromatics plant and the other is to construct a US$ 900 million delayed coking unit.
In addition, Dayim Punji Lloyd has been awarded a contract worth US$ 246 million for EPC of the port tank farm at the refinery. The scope of work will include complete engineering, procurement and construction of the tank farm, comprising facilities such as tank farm and vapour recovery system, transfer pipelines, air and sewer system, emergency diesel generator, port operation buildings and loading facilities.
SK Engineering and Construction Company Limited has been awarded a US$ 420 million contract to set up the water and electricity plants. Delim Industrial Company Limited has been awarded a sulfur and acid gas collection plant contract worth approximately US$ 818 million. Tecnicas Reunidas SA has also been awarded a US$ 1.2 billion construction contract for the crude and hydrotreating units.
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