November 2015

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HP Editorial Comment: There’s still time to vote for the best

As mentioned in the October issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, the nominees for the 2015 Top Project awards are out.

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

As mentioned in the October issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, the nominees for the 2015 Top Project awards are out. This year, Hydrocarbon Processing focused on only major refining and petrochemical projects presently under construction. These 11 projects (Table 1) span the globe and represent over $77 B in total capital expenditures. Their impacts demonstrate the highest in processing and/or construction innovation.

 


Using the Construction Boxscore Database, Hydrocarbon Processing editors selected these 11 projects that will have some of the highest impact to the global or regional downstream industry. All of the nominees have a significant impact to the downstream sector, whether that is through overall capital expenditures, satisfying domestic or regional demand, or the resurgence in refining or petrochemical processing capacity.

Last year’s winners included some of the largest capital projects on the planet. These included Saudi Aramco and Total Refining and Petrochemical Co.’s (SATORP) 400-Mbpd grassroots refinery in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, and the $20-B Sadara (Saudi Aramco and Dow JV) petrochemical complex.

This year’s refining nominees represent over 1.5 MMbpd of additional refining capacity by 2019. These projects are located in five different continents and represent a total cost of over $44 B. The six petrochemical nominees span five different regions, have a total cost of over $33 B, and represent over 7 MMtpy of additional petrochemical capacity by 2019.

The choice is now up to you! Cast your vote by visiting HydrocarbonProcessing.com. The winners will be announced in the December issue, with a subsequent awards ceremony to be held at Hydrocarbon Processing’s annual International Refining and Petrochemical Conference in June 2016 in Milan, Italy. HP

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