KBR wins refinery debottlenecking project in Saudi Arabia

14790373154 a8be2e508e zEngineering firm KBR said it has been awarded a contract by SATORP, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Total, to debottleneck Train 2 of its existing 440,000 bpd refinery in Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)

The debottlenecking project is expected to increase the original refinery’s throughput by 15 per cent once completed in August 2020, the firm added.

The firm also stated that it has named China-based Wison Engineering as its subcontractor on the project.

Jay Ibrahim, KBR President, Hydrocarbons–Energy Services, said, “We value the partnership we have with SATORP which has been built on KBR’s strong delivery track record.”

“This award signifies SATORP's trust in KBR to deliver this schedule critical project to support the upcoming major refinery turnaround in 2020,” he added.

“It is our objective to not only deliver this project within schedule but also with Zero Harm to our people and the environment,” he continued.

“We have been impressed with Wison’s experience in executing similar sized debottlenecking projects in KSA, which have all been completed ahead of schedule but more importantly safely, with zero lost time incidents,” he concluded.

With more than 90 years of industry experience in the global energy sector, KBR is recognised as one of the leaders in providing a wide range of services from stand-alone refining studies to front end engineering design, project management, EPC turnkey solutions and fully outsourced maintenance solutions.

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