Six to bid for hydrotreaters

24 January 2003
Six international contractors have been invited to bid by a late-March deadline to install new diesel hydrotreaters at the Riyadh and Yanbu refineries. The two projects, expected to be worth $400 million-500 million, will allow the refineries to meet changing product specifications (MEED 10:1:03).

The prospective bidders are: Japan's JGC Corporation; Italy's Snamprogetti; Paris-based Technip-Coflexip; Canada's SNC Lavalin; Germany's Uhde; and Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas.

The Yanbu unit, which is expected to cost $250 million-300 million, will have a capacity of 95,000 barrels a day (b/d). The smaller Riyadh hydrotreater, priced at $150 million-200 million, will have a capacity of 45,000 b/d.

The client is Saudi Aramcoand the consultant is the US' Foster Wheeler.

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