Jacobs wins fuel oil upgrade project in Saudi Arabia

11987682115 9dc35847f1 zConstruction firm Jacobs has received a contract from Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Company (Petro Rabigh) to provide FEED and Project Management Consultancy (PMC) services for the company’s fuel oil upgrade project–Bottom of the Barrel

Located in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia, Bottom of the Barrel is an upgrade project that converts oil residue streams from the crude distillation process into more profitable products.

Jacobs is expected to employ 150 full-time employees while delivering pre-front engineering, FEED and project management over a two-year period.

David Zelinski, chemical and resources senior vice president and general manager for Jacobs Energy, EMEA, said, “Through this oil upgrade project, we are supporting Petro Rabigh with a unique opportunity in the market to meet growing demands for transportation fuels. The implementation will yield value-added products for use across Saudi Arabia, as well as export to global markets.”

Petro Rabigh, a refining and petrochemicals plant on the west coast of Saudi Arabia, is a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical. The company manufactures refined products and petrochemicals used in end products such as plastics, detergents, lubricants, resins, coolants, antifreeze products, paints, carpets, clothing, shampoos, auto interiors, epoxy glue, insulation, film, fibres, household appliances, packaging, candles, pipes and many other applications.

Jacobs provides services including scientific, technical, professional and construction and program management for the business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors.

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