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Jubail & Yanbu Review

Building up industries

The industrial cities of Jubail and Yanbu, a unique experiment in development, account for 70 per cent of Saudi Arabia’s industrial exports and 85 per cent of non-oil exports

THE two cities of Jubail and Yanbu, the heart of Saudi Arabia’s industrialisation programme, attracted investments worth SR146 billion ($38.93 billion) last year, taking the total amount invested in the cities so far to SR676 billion.

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Aramco revs up Manifa oil project

Manifa, which is expected to cost more than $15 billion, was planned to offset declines to maintain Saudi production capacity at 12.5 million barrels per day

STATE oil giant Saudi Aramco plans to accelerate the development of its 900,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) Manifa oil field and reach full capacity by early 2015, an Aramco executive says.

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Sabic and Exxon award contracts

The project is expected to establish a domestic supply of more than 400,000 metric tonnes of rubber, thermoplastic speciality polymers and carbon black

SAUDI Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) and affiliates of ExxonMobil Chemical have announced that front-end engineering design (Feed) contracts were awarded and that all components are in Feed phase for the proposed new elastomers project at their Al Jubail Petrochemical Company (Kemya) joint venture petrochemical plant.

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Aramco, Dow weigh Jubail petchem cost

The two investors have already saved billions by moving the complex from Ras Tanura to the industrial park at Jubail, and now they expect a soft EPC market

SAUDI Aramco and US Dow Chemical have begun requesting bids for engineering packages for their multibillion-dollar Jubail integrated petrochemical complex, aiming to get a better understanding of costs before making a final investment decision (FID) in the third quarter.

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Boosting output from Sasref JV refinery

As part of its renovation plan, Sasref has started commercial production of around 100,000 barrels per day of ultra low sulphur diesel with less than 10 ppm sulphur

SAUDI Aramco Shell Refinery Company (Sasref) is one of the refineries operated by Saudi Aramco in joint venture with a foreign partner, Royal Dutch Shell.

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Finding a solution for gas shortage

Aramco has fast-tracked three large offshore nonassociated gas developments that will each require gas prices of $2.50-$5 per million British thermal unit to break even

AFTER decades of rapid economic growth based on oil, Saudi Arabia’s policymakers now face a dilemma. Most efforts to diversify the economy have focused on leveraging cheap gas, but that strategy has begun to founder in recent years under the pressures of higher development costs, supply shortages and domestic wastefulness. The kingdom is trying to map a new course, but decision-makers are divided on how to proceed.

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Saudi FAL, Emerson launch new hub

The facility, spread across an area of 9,000 sq m, is in line with the Saudi government’s direction to boost foreign investment and support local manufacturing

SAUDI FAL, an industrial enterprise based in Saudi Arabia, and Emerson Process Management, the global process automation solutions business arm of Emerson, have launched a new manufacturing facility in Jubail.

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Parsons, a long stint

Since 1976, the firm has been serving as the planning and management service contractor to the RCJY

PARSONS has recently celebrated 35 years of a successful partnership with the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) in Saudi Arabia. Parsons chairman and CEO, Chuck Harrington, led a Parsons team who were in attendance for the 35-year ceremony hosted by the RC for Jubail and Yanbu and led by Dr Akili Khawaji, executive president for the Royal Commission at Yanbu.

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Necessity to develop

Satorp is a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Total, tasked with developing a 400,000 barrels per day, full-conversion refinery and petrochemicals project in Jubail

FROM Jubail on the Eastern coast to Yanbu in the West, integrated refining and petrochemical projects are being established in partnership with major international companies.

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Jubail refinery to target the Far East

Gasoline from the refinery will be consumed locally in Saudi Arabia and middle distillates shipped to Asia as demand in the Middle East and Asia continues to grow

THE giant Jubail refinery in Saudi Arabia will now target to export middle distillates to Asia when it starts operating in 2013, according to a senior executive with the joint venture partner Total.

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Aramco, Sinopec ink Yanbu plant deal

The venture would be the first refining project the Chinese state oil major builds outside China, putting it in a race with rival PetroChina, which is also building assets overseas

SAUDI Aramco has signed an initial deal with China’s Sinopec Group to jointly build a $10-billion refinery in Yanbu, on the Red Sea coast, a pact that further cements ties between the two energy giants.

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Geyad plays key role in Saudi projects

Established in 1980, Geyad has set up its first plant in Al Khobar and grown over the years to become one of the leading steel fabricators in Saudi Arabia

GEYAD for Commerce and Import Co Ltd, a leading steel fabricator in Saudi Arabia, is looking ahead to another year of success as it looks to win more and more customers with its world-class services.

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Full ring corrosion test more realistic

Exova has a global network of accredited facilities that offers a wide range of testing and advisory services related to oil and pipeline technology

EXOVA, the foremost independent materials testing laboratory in the region, believes in building partnerships by listening to its client base and exceeding their expectations.

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Hi-Force holds annual meet

Hi-Force UK’s 12th Annual Business Partner Conference brought its employees and business partners together from all corners of the globe

ON April 14, 2011, Hi-Force UK welcomed its over 100 delegates from across the world to its home and headquarters in Daventry, UK to host the 12th Annual Business Partner Conference. Spanning over two days, the conference brought Hi-Force employees and business partners from all corners of the globe including Africa, America, Asia, Australia, China, Europe and the Middle East.

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Boosting presence in Saudi Arabia

EagleBurgmann has a wide range of products including mechanical seals, magnetic couplings, seal supply systems, packings and gaskets and expansion joints

TO MEET the rising demand for its products and services from the oil and gas, petrochemical and other industries, EagleBurgmann Saudi Arabia (EBKSA), a leading manufacturer of industrial sealing solutions,  has greatly expanded its production capacity and service facilities over the past years in line with the company’s long-term growth strategy for the Middle East region.

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Saab Seaye unveils the thinking ROV

Recognising that an ROV works in a hazardous environment, and is likely to suffer a system failure at some time, iCON brings to the ROV a new self-awareness of each device

A REMOTELY operated vehicle (ROV) that thinks for itself and can talk remotely to operators and engineers anywhere in the world is the new concept from engineers at Saab Seaeye.

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Leading by commitment

Al Osais has carved a significant position for itself by serving a range of business sectors including oil and gas, petrochemicals and real estate

AL Osais was founded in 1972 as a 100 per cent Saudi owned establishment. Today, it is a SR2 billion Saudi investment company with diverse business interests and one of the fastest growing organisations in the kingdom. 

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Al Riyadah Al Oula Valve Service Co sees great potential for marketing its products and expanding its services

AL Riyadah Al Oula Valve Service Co (Ravsco) is 100 per cent Saudi investment company and has recently established itself as a service provider for industrial valves, for gate, globe, check, plug, ball, butterfly, control and safety relief valves from 2-inch up to 72-inch renovation of pneumatic, hydraulic and electric actuators.

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Expanding its horizons

Absar is keen to expand its network beyond its main areas of operations to cover the entire Saudi Arabia

ARABIAN Building Support and Rehabilitation Company (Absar), a specialist in concrete repair and marine works, is keen to expand its horizons beyond its main areas of operations in the Eastern and Western provinces to cover the entire Saudi Arabia.

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Reliable paint supplier

Hempel Paints is increasing its production capacity to meet the growing regional and export demands

HEMPEL Paints is a leading and reliable supplier of quality protective and marine coatings worldwide.

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