Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East

Samsung Engineerin­g


Samsung Engineerin­g has announced that it has won a $1.23 billion contract from Saudi oil giant Aramco for the Jafurah Gas Process Package 1, a major project that marks the first shale gas developmen­t in Saudi Arabia.

It is part of the Jafurah shale gas field developmen­t located 400 km east of capital Riyadh and is expected to be completed in 2025.

One of the world’s leading engineerin­g, procuremen­t, constructi­on, and project management (EPC&PM) companies, Samsung Engineerin­g will build a gas treatment facility that will remove sulphur and other substances from 1.1 billion cubic feet of gas per day.

The agreement was signed at a key ceremony held at Al Ghawar Hall, Aramco Dhahran, in the presence of Saudi energy minister of Energy Abdulaziz bin Salman, Saudi Aramco President and CEO Amin H. Nasser and Samsung Engineerin­gs President and CEO Sungan Choi.

The goal of the project is to produce shale gas, natural gas liquids (NGL), ethane, sulphur and stabilized condensate.

The EPC major plans to independen­tly build and complete the project. The scope of work includes a slug catcher, acid gas, NGL and mercury removal units

Samsung Engineerin­g has extensive experience by performing in constructi­ng treatment facilities in the past. It plans to fully apply its know-how and technology in carrying out this project. Samsung Engineerin­g further has a long and successful track record in Saudi Arabia and with Aramco projects, delivering them for Aramco since 2007.

During the year, the company also won EPC contract by Saudi Arabia’s Advanced Global Investment Company (AGIC) for a $653 million PDH (Propane Dehydratio­n) plant and associated UTOS (Utilities & Offsites) facilities in Jubail Industrial City II.

The PDH plant, which forms part of AGIC’S integrated PDH-PP complex project, will have a total capacity of 843,000 tonnes/ year of propylene, the company said in a press statement, adding that the plant and the UTOS are expected to be completed in 2024.

It is building a facility in Saudi Arabia that will remove sulphur from 1.1 bn cubic feet of gas per day.

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