Jubail & Yanbu Review

OTC technology allows for the conversion of crude oil to petrochemical products at the highest ever achieved conversion rate in a competitive and sustainable way IN A major move, Sabic has announced plans to develop the world’s first oil-to-chemicals complex in the kingdom.Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thenayan Al Saud, chairman of Sabic and the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, says Sabic is in the last stages of preliminary studies to build the world’s...






Another 400,000 bpd facility in the western Saudi city of Yanbu is scheduled to begin by Q3. The 400,000 bpd Jizan refinery is scheduled for start-up in 2016 SAUDI Aramco’s 400,000 barrel per day (bpd) refinery in Jubail is in the final stages of start-up and is expected to be fully operational in 2014, a senior official involved in the project says. The Satorp refinery, owned 62.5 per cent by Aramco and 37.5 per cent by France’s Total, is commissioning...






Data on air quality is collected from these nine stations every five minutes and sent directly to a central computer using advanced wireless devices THE Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) has established nine stations to monitor air quality in Jubail’s Industrial City. The stations will also be used for meteorological purposes. These stations will measure elements in the air, such as sulphur dioxide, hydrogen sulphide and carbon...






With its series of new refinery projects, the kingdom has guaranteed at least 1.2 mbpd of incremental demand for Arabian Heavy and Arabian Medium by 2016 BIG changes are looming in Saudi Arabia’s upstream and downstream following the start-up of Saudi Aramco’s Manifa and Jubail megaprojects, both of which will gradually get up to full capacity in 2014. Arabian Heavy crude from Manifa will displace almost 1 million barrels per day (mbpd) of lighter...






BASF is building more unconventional wells and drilling fluid systems to suit the regional conditions and resources BASF, the largest diversified chemical company in the world, has substantially expanded its presence in the Middle East region. The company sees a growing demand for sustainable energy and water management solutions in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region. “As a result, service companies...






DGI is the logistics firm of choice for handling and transporting dangerous goods DANGEROUS Goods International (DGI) is a leading specialist in the logistics and transportation of dangerous goods and hazardous materials. It guarantees excellent performance, total reliability and client satisfaction through an in-depth understanding of the most rigorous safety practices.“Whatever...






Arabian Vermiculite Industries (AVI) is one of the leading manufacturers of passive fireproofing materials in the Middle East FIRE in oil and gas industry is a critical phenomenon from safety stand point. Such a fire could be a standard pool fire or an impinging jet fire. A more critical and devastating scenario would be the LPG storage where a severe explosion could occur if the BLEVE (boiling liquid evaporating vapour...






The Danalyzer 370XA provides high accuracy measurement with a maintainable module design that simplifies operation and reduces the total cost of ownership EMERSON Process Management has released the Danalyzer 370XA Gas Chromatograph (GC). Providing reliable measurement accuracy, minimal maintenance and greater ease of use, the Danalyzer 370XA is designed for continuous online analysis of natural gas for applications such as custody transfer, power...






The partnership assures that the kingdom’s requirements for quality hydro jetting pumps and solutions are not only met but are exceeded, in the areas of product reliability, efficiency and lowest cost of ownership AS MASSIVE investments started taking place in the Gulf, particularly in Saudi Arabia, House of Energy & Industrial Technologies Co Ltd (HOEIT), in 2009-10 strategically formed an alliance with hydro jetting and oil and gas pump packager and pump system manufacturer Calder Ltd, which is...






Al Suwaiket and Al Busaies is the first legal firm to provide comprehensive services in Al Khobar WITH more and more experienced professionals joining the specialised legal firms in Saudi Arabia, the awareness and importance of legal services has also increased in the kingdom. “Legal services provide better guidance and control in all commercial activities carried by these sectors whether inside...






Besides emerging as a new feedstock, the use of naphtha will result in yet another benefit – a naphtha cracker can produce a much greater variety of chemicals ALTHOUGH plans are well advanced for constructing one of the world’s biggest combined cycle petrochemicals plants in the kingdom, being built by the Sadara Chemical Company (a joint venture between the state oil company, Saudi Aramco, and Dow Chemical of the US), in reality the petrochemicals sector...






Although its initial focus was on the manufacturing of seals and the transportation industry, AFI soon expanded by establishing international partnerships ALAA for Industry (AFI) has officially opened its super sucker factory in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. It was inaugurated by the chairman and owner of AFI Ibrahim Ali Al Rashoodi along with the CEO Brian O’Sullivan, executive director Youseff Ibrahim Ali AlRashoodi, finance director Hussain AlRaee, general...






FOLLOWING a very successful experience at last years’ Saudi Arabia International Oil and Gad Exhibition (Saoge), IES has announced that Dräger has again confirmed as a silver sponsor, and welcomed Atlas Copco as a new bronze sponsor for Saoge 2014 .The event has shown steady growth since over the...






The company, founded in 1997 in Jubail Industrial City, provides design and engineering consultancy services for the rapidly expanding petrochemical industry and various other projects in the Gulf ADIB Al Zamil & Khalid Al Fouzan Company (Dar Consulting Engineers), a leading Saudi design and engineering consultancy firm, says it currently has contracts worth around $50 million this year and sees business booming as new petrochemical projects come online.“The overall growth of business has...






RCJY intends to invest SR67.5 billion to double its industrial area by 2030, attracting more industrial and commercial investments and manpower in parallel with the expansion of its residential area, which will provide a whopping 50,000 residential units THE Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) has pumped more than SR900 billion ($240 billion) into the industrial cities of Jubail and Yanbu, the investments being directed to set up more than 600 plants to produce some 92 basic products.RCJY has attracted investments estimated at SR142 billion...






The testing of the units at Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Co (Yasref) will take place over the summer, and crude will be introduced into the system around September 1 SAUDI Arabia’s $10 billion Yanbu refinery is expected to export its first oil products by the fourth quarter, and will ramp up to full capacity by early 2015, says an official with knowledge of the start-up procedure.The 400,000 barrel per day facility, owned by state giants Saudi Aramco and China’s...






ACCENTURE and Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), a joint venture developed by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company and The Dow Chemical Company, have signed a multi-year agreement to help Sadara provide business and IT support services across the organization leading to the opening of Sadara’s integrated...






Eurotechnology leads the way in terms of using ultrasonic, EMI technologies and non-contact wall systems employed in tubular inspection EUROTECHNOLOGY is a long established oil and gas service company providing innovative technical service solutions for non-destructive testing (NDT), hardbanding, refurbishment of tools and equipment, machining, tubular end threading and the manufacturer of inspection equipment, CNC threading systems...






The Saudi Arabia-based EPC firm is specialised in handling challenging plant maintenance and shut down services with a well experienced team of professionals, engineers, technicians and support staff DRIVEN by objective based targets and demands of the market, Saudi-Arabia-based Dar Petro has successfully carved a name for itself as an operation, maintenance, engineering, construction, project management and consultancy services company in oil, gas and petrochemical projects.The core areas of...






MARAFIQ, Saudi Arabia’s leading water and electricity services operator, has contracted Veolia Water to design, build and operate the largest ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis desalination plant in Saudi Arabia. With this contract, Veolia Water will generate $310 million in revenue for the plant’s...






A player in the fields of fluids separation and process technology, it plans to expand its scope of activities and build up on its successes in the GCC, reports Pummy Kaul AFTER an initial start in the Middle East region, Sulzer Chemtech, a leading player in the fields of fluids separation and process technology, is seeking a new growth strategy which would fit better the requirements of the customers in the region. “We are currently looking at growth in the Middle...






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