Saudi Aramco’s crude oil to chemicals complex is on track to become the largest of its kind in the world.
The complex is expected to process 400,000 barrels per day of Arabian light crude oil, which will produce nine million tonnes of chemicals and nine million tonnes of fuels per year.
It is projected to achieve a direct conversion rate from crude oil to chemicals of up to 50%, which is unprecedented globally.
Saudi Aramco and SABIC, who are partnering on the giga project, awarded a contract to KBR, a global leader in project management and engineering services, to develop a part of the complex.
KBR will provide the front-end engineering and design for the downstream petrochemicals and chemicals component within the master complex. The scope includes engineering studies, infrastructure planning and development for both of the polymer and glycol units, along with the aromatics complex, the COTC master plot plan and offsite utilities.