Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has a
contract from Saudi Aramco Lubricating Oil Refining Co. (Luberef) to
provide front-end engineering design (FEED) services to support
an expansion project at its lube-oil refinery in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.
Based on the outcome of the feasibility study, the overall
expansion project cost was estimated at approximately $1
Jacobs is providing FEED services for both inside battery
limits (ISBL) and outside battery limits (OSBL). The ISBL
services involve a new lube-oil unit (hydrocracking,
iso-dewaxing/hydrofinishing), a new sulfur complex and a
propane-deasphalting unit expansion; the OSBL services involve
all utilities and infrastructure.
KBR has a contract with Saudi
Aramco to provide front-end engineering and design
(FEED) and project-management services (PMS)
for its grassroots Jazan refinery, an anticipated 400,000-bpd
facility to be located in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. KBR will provide
FEED and PMS services to develop the facilitys process
design, layout, integration and optimization, as
well as its equipment and material specifications, preparing
engineering procurement and construction (EPC) bid packages and
developing an estimate for the refinerys construction.
Additionally, KBR will also assist Saudi Aramco in overseeing,
managing and directing the work-related activities for all
phases of the Jazan refinery and marine terminal
project. Work on the project is expected to begin in February
The Shaw Group Inc. has been awarded a
contract by Qatar Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
(QAPCO) to provide basic engineering services for the expansion of a 720 kilotons/yr
ethylene plant in Mesaieed, Qatar. The project will provide the design
needed for expanding the plants capacity by up to 25%.
The undisclosed value of the contract will be included in
Shaws Energy & Chemicals segments backlog of
unfilled orders in the second quarter of fiscal year 2011.
Borouge has awarded a contract worth $169
million to Hyundai Engineering and Construction to build a
cross-linkable polyethylene (XLPE) unit at its petrochemical plant in Ruwais, Abu
Dhabi. With a capacity of 80,000 tpy, the unit is an
added-value complement to the low-density polyethylene (LDPE)
This is the final major contract to be awarded for the
Borouge 3 mega-expansion project already underway
in Abu Dhabi in the UAE. Hyundai Engineering and Construction is also providing the
projects utilities and offsite facilities.
When fully operational in mid-2014, Borouge 3 will more than
double the plants capacity to 4.5 million tpy and create
what will reportedly be the largest integrated polyolefins
plant in the world.
Burckhardt Compression has an order from
International Polymers Co. (IPC), Jubail,
Saudi Arabia, to deliver a Hyper compressor for its low-density
polyethylene-ethylene vinyl acetate (LDPE-EVA) plant. The
production process is licensed by ExxonMobil Chemical
Technology Licensing LLC.
Burckhardt Compression secured the order, thanks to a large
number of references in LDPE plants with similar or larger
capacities. Hyper compressors are high-pressure reciprocating
compressors for LDPE plants with discharge pressures up to
3,500 bar (50,000 psi).
IPC is a joint venture between Sipchem and
Hanwha Corp. of South Korea. The 200,000
metric-tpy plant will be built at Sipchems site in Jubail
Industrial City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as part of
Sipchems third-phase project. The project is targeted to be
commissioned in 2013. HP