July 2008

Trends and Resources

HP Construction: Middle East

Saudi Aramco and Total have awarded Axens a design package for the new 400,000 bpd full-conversion refinery in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The refining and petrochemical complex is scheduled to start-up i..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Saudi Aramco and Total have awarded Axens a design package for the new 400,000 bpd full-conversion refinery in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The refining and petrochemical complex is scheduled to start-up in 2012. Among the units that are being designed by Axens and its alliance partners are a 32,000 bpd vacuum gas oil fluid catalytic cracker (VGO FCC) and an aromatics complex producing 700,000 metric tpy of paraxylene and 143,000 tpy of benzene. The FCC unit, designed to produce in excess of 10 weight % propylene, is one of the latest from the 25 year FCC alliance between Axens, Shaw, IFP and Total. The association has led to nearly 40 licenses and more than 100 revamps of various licensors u

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