Cergy, on November, 17th 2015 - The consortium between Saudi Aramco & Sumitomo Chemical awarded to SPIE Oil & Gas Services the commissioning and start-up services contract for the expansion of the Petro Rabigh refining and petrochemical complex (Petro Rabigh II project).
This contract, awarded to SPIE Oil & Gas Services Saudi LLC, a subsidiary of SPIE Oil & Gas Services, is a comprehensive offer for the commissioning and start-up of Units Naphtha, Aromatics and Cumene Phenol and utilities for a refining and petrochemical complex in Saudi Arabia. This project is planned for a minimum period of one year with hundreds of specialists in various disciplines inherent in the mentioned units.
Petro Rabigh II is the expansion of the original “phase I” of the Petro Rabigh refining and petrochemical complex located about 150 km north of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The project consists of the expansion of the existing ethane cracker, the construction of an aromatic complex and an ethylene plant. It will produce an additional 30 million cubic feet a day of ethane, three million tons of naphtha and 300,000 tons of ethylene per year, which will be used as raw materials to produce a variety of petrochemical products.
It began after Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the feasibility study in April 2009. The total investment of the project is estimated about US$ 8 billion, and is expected to generate about 1,200 direct jobs.
“This project is the fourth major project awarded directly to SPIE Oil & Gas services Saudi LLC for the past five years, and comes after SATORP, YASREF and SADARA”, says Yves Compañy, Managing Director of SPIE Oil & Gas Services. “This significant contract is a recognition of SPIE Oil & Gas Services ability, skills and expertise in the management of Commissioning and Start-up complex projects in Saudi Arabia but also in the rest of the Middle East.”