Saudi Aramco has selected Engineering. Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors to execute the Jazan Refinery and Terminal project, a 400,000 barrel-per-day refinery with associated terminal facilities on the Red Sea near Jazan in the southwest part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The front-end engineering design (FEED) work was completed in April 2012 and after a competitive bidding phase, EPC contracts have been awared to a selection of Saudi Arabian and international contractors to implement the mega-project. Amongst the succesful EPC Contractors are:
•Petrofac Saudi Arabia Ltd. (Saudi Arabia)
•Hyundai Arabia Co. Ltd. (Saudi Arabia)
•Hanwha Engineering and Construction Corp. (Korea)
•SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. (Korea)
•Tecnicas Reunidas (Spain)
•JGC Corporation (Japan)
•Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd. (Japan)
The Jazan Refinery and Terminal mega-project is scheduled for completion in late 2016. The refinery will process Arabian Heavy and Arabian Medium crude oils, and produce gasoline, ultra-low sulfur diesel, benzene and paraxylene.
The Jazan Refinery will also be synergized with a world-scale Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle plant that is currently at the FEED stage.
The marine terminal will have the capacity to handle Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) for the supply of crude oil to the refinery, and berths to support refined product exports from the refinery.