Key Facts

  • Owner Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (Yasref)
  • Parent Project Yanbu Export Refinery
  • Location Saudi Arabia, Al-Medina Province, Yanbu
  • Status Execution
  • Classification Oil Refinery, Oil Processing
  • Contract ($m) $2,500m
  • Contract Type Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)
  • Main Contract Completion Q2 2014
  • Contact the project owner (MEED Projects subscribers only)


Saudi Aramco and US company ConocoPhillips signed a memorandum of understanding in May 2006 to develop a 400,000 barrel a day (b/d), full-conversion refinery in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.

The planned refinery will process Arabian Heavy Crude and produce high-quality, ultra-low sulphur refined products that meet US and European specifications, increasing supply to the international markets.

This profile covers the gasoline block portion.

  • Naphtha hydrotreater (83 million b/d)
  • Isomerisation unit
  • CCR reformer (73 million b/d)
  • Benzene extraction unit
  • Distillate hydrotreater (178 million b/d)
  • Amine regeneration unit
  • Sulphur recovery unit
  • Sour water stripper
  • Associated facilities