|Categories:||Onshore Production Facilities|
|Updated:||28 Jan 2013|
The proposed Rabigh II project comprises a new aromatics complex and an expanded facility to process 30 million standard cubic feet per day of ethane and approximately 3 million tons per year of naphtha as feedstock to produce a variety of high value-added petrochemical products. The project is expected to begin operations in the first half of 2016.
The Rabigh II petrochemical plant will produce a number of main products including ethylene propylene rubber (EPR), thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO), methyl methacrylate (MMA) monomer, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), low density polyethylene/ ethylene vinyl acetate (LDPE/EVA), para-xylene/benzene, cumene and phenol/acetone.
Engineering and Construction
KBR was awarded a contract in December 2009 by the JV to provide basic engineering and related services for its phenol technology in support of a detailed feasibility study. The study included evaluating the viability of investment in the Rabigh II Project, which includes an ethane cracker, a new aromatics complex and various petrochemical units including phenol and acetone.
Petrofac was awarded two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for the tank farms and common utilities packages. The 2 projects will be delivered from Petrofac's Saudi Arabia office in Al-Khobar.
Rabigh II News
Petrofac, the international oil & gas service provider, has been awarded two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for Petro Rabigh's Phase II petrochemical expansion project. Petro Rabigh is a domestic public company in which both Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical Co Ltd hold a financial interest.
The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and Sumitomo Chemical Company (Sumitomo Chemical) Joint Venture have made significant progress on the feasibility of the Rabigh Phase II Project (Rabigh II) according to statements made by Saudi Aramco. The JV is now ready to proceed in implementing the expansion of a world class petrochemical complex in Rabigh
KBR's Phenol Technology Selected By Saudi Aramco And Sumitomo For Rabigh II Project Feasibility Study
KBR (NYSE: KBR) today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (Sumitomo) to provide basic engineering and related services for its phenol technology in support of a detailed feasibility study for development of the companies' joint Rabigh II Project.