The two packages cancelled are:
- Polyols production unit capacity of 220,000 tonnes a year (t/y) of polyether polyols
- Sulphur recovery unit capacity of 106,000 t/y of sulphur
PetroRabigh is still assessing bids on a third package to build a naphtha processing unit with the capacity to produce 17,000 barrels a day (b/d) of clean fuels.
Italy-based Tecnimont has submitted the lowest bid for this package, according to a source. Other bidders are thought to include Taiwan-based CTCI, South Koreas Daelim, Spanish group Intecsa Industrial and Tecnicas Reunidas, and India-based Larsen & Toubro.
The facility will be built at PetroRabighs site in Rabigh in the Mecca province, on the kingdoms Red Sea coast. PetroRabigh was formed in 2005 by a joint venture of state oil company Saudi Aramco and Japanese group Sumitomo Chemical.
The front-end engineering and design (feed) study for the scheme was carried out by UK-based Amec Foster Wheeler.
PetroRabigh said when it tendered the EPC packages in October 2015 that the work would commence in the second half of 2016.