KBR to provide maintenance services for SATORP refinery

Satorp-refinery01KBR and AYTB have signed a seven-year contract to provide refinery maintenance services for the Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Company (SATORP) at a new refinery in Jubail

The contract value for the 400,000 bpd refinery has been estimated to be between US$140mn and US$170mn depending on services required. Production is expected to commence in 2013, KBR said in a statement.

The engineering and construction service provider, through a joint venture with Jubail-based contractor AYTB, will deliver full-service maintenance services at the SATORP refinery.

Deliverables under the contract include overall site management and field supervision of a craft workforce covering all mechanical, electrical and instrumentation disciplines.

KBR and AYTB will also provide detailed planning and scheduling services, execution of preventive and predictive maintenance programmes, management of subcontractor activities and procurement of tools and equipment. Additional services include the development, in partnership with SATORP, of reliability and cost optimisation programmes.

“This is a milestone project for KBR as it represents a major step forward for our Services Business Group, taking on its first long-term maintenance contract in Saudi Arabia and significantly expanding its international footprint,” said Ivor Harrington, group president for KBR Services.

AYTB chief executive officer Abdulmohsen Al-Ogaili said,“This GMS contract could redefine how plant maintenance will be performed in the future. The hydrocarbon processing industry in Saudi Arabia and the region will closely observe the results of such atypical maintenance outsourcing strategy.”

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