World News | January 2011
Petro-Chem Zamil wins contract for Yanbu refinery
Petro-Chem Zamil Company, a 50-50 joint venture between Zamil Industrial Investment Company "Zamil Industrial" and Petro-Chem Development Company of USA, has been awarded a new contract from Tecnicas Reunidas worth $29.55 million to provide delayed coker furnaces for the Yanbu Export refinery project located in the western region of Saudi Arabia.
The scope of this contract includes engineering, manufacture and supply of delayed coker furnaces with very stringent requirements to be used at the Yanbu Export refinery. Delivery of the furnaces is to be completed by mid 2012. The new refinery will process 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) of arabian heavy crude and produce 90,000 bpd of gasoline, 263,000 bpd of ultra-low-sulfur diesel, 6,300 mt/day of coke and 1,200 mt/day of sulfur. It will use existing Saudi AramcoSaudi Aramco facilities to receive crude oil and export the refined products.
Ayman Kanaan, VP of the Industrial Steel Products Group said, "The Yanbu Export refinery is a landmark enterprise, focused on meeting the ever-increasing energy needs of the world, as well as on utilising the unique engineering, technology and manufacturing skills of Saudi Arabian business."