Saudi Arabia: BOO Project Air Products Achieves Mechanical Completion of World's Largest Industrial Gas Complex
The gigantic complex is expected to supply 75,000 metric tonnes per day to Saudi Aramco's refinery and Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle currently being built in Jazan. Under a joint venture in April 2015, Air Products was awarded the project to build, own and operate the world's largest industrial gas complex.
Pennsylvania/USA – Air Products has recently announced that it has added another successful large-scale example to its build, own and operate model portfolio, as the company has achieved mechanical completion of the largest industrial gas complex in the world in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. And if successful completion of the plant, with its remote location and regional climate challenges was not enough, the Air Products team completed the world-scale complex without a lost time injury in 25 million worker hours.
"For the Air Products team members involved to complete this project with the extensive worker hours required, facing varied challenges, and to do so without a lost time injury is a truly exceptional milestone." said Dr. Samir J Serhan, Executive Vice President at Air Products.
In April 2015, Air Products announced it had been awarded a 20-year contract by Saudi Aramco under a joint venture (JV) of Air Products (25 %) and ACWA Holding (75 %) to build, own and operate the world's largest industrial gas complex to supply 75,000 metric tonnes per day (20,000 oxygen and 55,000 nitrogen) to Saudi Aramco's refinery and Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle being built in Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
The Jazan Project was executed by Air Products' major execution centers in the United Kingdom, United States, China and India with active engagement of employees in Saudi Arabia. The now mechanically complete industrial gas complex is expected to be brought onstream in phases in 2019.
Overall it took approximately three years to engineer, procure and construct the world's largest industrial gas facility. The Jazan project effort required the hiring of new sub-contractors for almost all of the construction scope. At peak construction periods, a workforce of 6,000 people were at the site. The result was a multi-national team of people from over 30 countries filling the varied roles necessary for the construction project.
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