KBR has received a contract from SATORP, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Total, to debottleneck Train 2 of its existing 440,000 barrels per day refinery in Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
The company is estimating the debottlenecking project to be completed by August 2020. Once completed, it is expected to increase the original refinery’s throughput by 15%.
KBR hydrocarbons – energy services president Jay Ibrahim said: “We value the partnership we have with SATORP which has been built on KBR’s strong delivery track record. This award signifies SATORP’s trust in KBR to deliver this schedule critical project to support the upcoming major refinery turnaround in 2020.”
“It is our objective to not only deliver this project within schedule but also with Zero Harm to our people and the environment.”
Wison Engineering, a China-based private sector chemical EPC service provider has been serving as subcontractor for KBR on this project.
Ibrahim added: “We have been impressed with Wison’s experience in executing similar sized debottlenecking projects in KSA, which have all been completed ahead of schedule but more importantly safely, with zero lost time incidents.”
In April 2018, Saudi Aramco and petrochemical producer Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC) awarded a contract to KBR to deliver project management and front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the $20bn fully-integrated crude oil-to-chemicals (COTC) complex in Saudi Arabia.
The scope of the contract included the finalization of the project scope, selection of technology providers and update on project economics in addition to conducting front-end engineering and design.
The COTC complex will be equipped to process 400,000 barrels per day of crude oil and produce approximately nine million tons of chemicals and base oils annually.
KBR had also secured a contract in November 2018 from Papua New Guinea’s Department of Petroleum to deliver ongoing consulting, advisory and engineering services regarding various new and existing energy and resource developments in the upstream, LNG and downstream sectors in the country.
Under the terms of the agreement, the company will deliver the services utilizing strategy and technical specialists from multiple offices including Singapore, Australia, London and Houston.