Jacobs Engineering Group on Tuesday was awarded a
contract from Saudi Aramco Lubricating Oil Refining Co. (Luberef) to provide
project management consulting (PMC) services for an expansion
project at its lube oil refinery in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.
Officials did not disclose the contract value,
instead noting that the overall expansion project cost is estimated
at approximately $1 billion.
Jacobs' office in Leiden, Netherlands, is managing the
overall project in collaboration with
offices in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia and other locations.
"Jacobs is delighted to continue our partnership with Luberef
by working on this significant project at the Yanbu refinery," said Jacobs vice
president Bassim D. Shebaro. "After our successful FEED
efforts, we welcome the opportunity to continue to support
Luberef's production of higher-grade clean
Under the terms of the agreement, Jacobs is providing PMC
services for both inside battery limits (ISBL) and outside
battery limits (OSBL).
The ISBL services include a new lube oil unit, a new sulfur
complex, a new hydrogen manufacturing unit, and an expansion of the propane
de-asphalting unit. The OSBL services involve all utilities,
tanks and infrastructure.
"This expansion project will add value to the Kingdom's
economy including employment, and provide high-quality
lubricants to the markets we serve," said Luberef CEO Hasan
"In addition, it is part of Luberef's overall strategy to
provide high-quality base oil with different product slates of
GR-I, GR-II, and GR-III to strengthen Luberef's position as a
leading supplier. Luberef is looking forward to working with
Jacobs to execute this major milestone of the expansion project."