Petrofac and Hyundai among contractors selected to build Jazan refinery

Jazan-RefinerySaudi Aramco has chosen Petrofac, Hyundai and Hanwha, along with a host of other contractors, to build the Jazan oil refinery and terminal project in the southwest of the country

The state-owned oil producer said in a statement that the engineering, procurement and construction contracts were for a 400,000 bpd refinery near Jazan. Designed to support the growth of major industries in the undeveloped region bordering Yemen, the project has been scheduled for completion in late 2016.

Joining the Saudi Arabian units of Britain's Petrofac and South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hanwha Engineering and Construction on the development will be SK Engineering & Construction, Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas, Japan's JGC Corp and Hitachi Plant Technologies.

The refinery will process Arabian heavy and Arabian medium crude oil to produce gasoline, ultra-low sulphur diesel, benzene and paraxylene. The marine terminal will be able to handle Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs).

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