Australian firm wins Saudi Arabia refinery contract

17 May 2018
Company to provide general engineering services to refinery in Yanbu

The Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (Yasref), the downstream joint venture between Saudi Aramco and state-owned China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec), has awarded Australian engineering firm WorleyParsons a general engineering service (GES) contract to help optimise production from its facilities.

WorleyParsons will provide engineering and consultancy services for the refinery, including feasibility studies, basic/concept studies, detailed engineering, procurement and construction support, and pre-commissioning/commissioning assistance, the company said in a statement.

The services will be provided from WorleyParsons’ Yanbu office with support from the Dammam team, it added.

Yasref is a full-conversion refinery that covers about 5.2 million square metres in Yanbu Industrial City in Saudi Arabia. The refinery uses 400,000 barrels a day of Arabian heavy crude oil to produce transportation fuels, as well as high-value refined products for international and domestic markets.

The facility became operational in September 2014.

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