The unit, to be built by 2010, aims to reduce sulphur content in the diesel produced at the 550,000 barrel-a-day (b/d) refinery and will have capacity to process 100,000 b/d.
Along with Samsung, the three other South Korean firms to submit bids were Hyundai Heavy Industries, Hyundai Engineering & Construction and SK Engineering & Construction, along with Snamprogetti and Techint of Italy and Spain’s Tecnicas Reunidas.
Samsung was submitted the lowest bid for the project, with the second best price submitted by SK and Techint third.
The project’s front-end engineering and design has been carried out by Foster Wheeler and the client is Saudi Aramco.
In addition to the diesel hydrotreater unit, major items include a catalyst loading and unloading system, feed filters, a chemical injection system, wash water circulation, effluent air cooler and separator, lean amine booster pumps and a hydrogen recycle gas compressor.