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Saudi Arabia: Crude Oil to Chemicals Complex

KBR to Provide Engineering Services for Saudi COTC-Complex

| Editor: Alexander Stark

KBR wins a contract to develop world’s largest fully integrated crude oil to chemicals project in Saudi Arabia. (sample image)
KBR wins a contract to develop world’s largest fully integrated crude oil to chemicals project in Saudi Arabia. (sample image) (Source: Pixabay / CC0)

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KBR has been awarded a contract by Saudi Aramco and Sabic as the second Project Management Contractor (PMC) to provide Pre-Front End Engineering Design (Pre-Feed), Front End Engineering Design (Feed) and Program Management Services to develop the world's largest fully integrated Crude Oil to Chemicals (COTC) complex.

Houston/USA — The project, which will be located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will be executed from KBR's Houston, Al-Khobar and Chennai offices and is expected to continue through to the start-up of the facility in 2025.

According to the engineering services provider, the COTC complex will be based on advanced refining technologies, innovative process configurations and conversion technologies that would create a fully integrated petrochemical complex which maximizes chemicals, further diversifying the petrochemical feedstock mix in the Kingdom.

Stuart Bradie, KBR President and CEO, emphasized the strategic importance of the long term investment that Saudi Aramco and Sabic are undertaking in this project and the pivotal role that KBR would have in the overall success of this important program.

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12/08/2017 - The two leading companies in Saudi Arabia have entered into an agreement to create a Crude Oil to Chemicals Complex. The project is expected to commence operations in 2025 and produce approximately 9 million tonnes of chemicals and base oils annually. read...

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