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Aramco and TotalEnergies award contracts for $11 billion Amiral project

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Cyann Fielding

Journalist at Tank Storage Magazine.
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Aramco and TotalEnergies have awarded engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for the $11 billion (€10.1 billion) Amiral complex. The contracts are for the main process units and associated utilities at the expansion of the SATORP petrochemicals facility in Saudi Arabia.

The award of EPC contracts marks the start of construction work, following the final investment decision in December 2022. Integrated with SATORP’s existing refinery in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, the new petrochemical complex will house the largest mixed-load steam cracker in the Gulf, with a capacity to produce 1.65 million tonnes of ethylene and other industrial gases per year.

This expansion is expected to attract more than $4 billion (€3.7 billion) in additional investment in a variety of industrial sectors (carbon fibres, lubes, drilling fluids, detergents, food additives, automotive parts and tires) and create around 7,000 direct and indirect jobs in the country.

Amin Nasser, Aramco president and CEO, says: ‘Today we are taking a major step forward in further strengthening the partnership between TotalEnergies and Aramco, with the SATORP expansion project being the latest in a longstanding history of collaboration of almost five decades between both companies. As part of Aramco’s growth strategy, the project is anticipated to contribute to value-addition opportunities in the Kingdom’s downstream ecosystem, and we thank the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Investment for their tremendous support via the Shareek program to make this multi-billion-dollar project a reality.’

Patrick Pouyanné, chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies said: ‘This landmark opens a new page in our shared history with Aramco, which we are delighted to be associated with once again. This expansion project reinforces the exemplary relationship that our two companies have enjoyed for several decades in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We would like to thank the Ministry of Energy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its support throughout the development of this world-class project.’

EPC contracts have been awarded to:

Hyundai Engineering & Construction: for a mixed feed cracker and utilities, with a nameplate capacity of 1,650 kta of ethylene and related industrial gases, and utilities, flares and interconnecting systems that support main packages within the facilities.

Maire Tecnimont: for two polyethylene units using Advanced Dual Loop technology, with a nameplate capacity of 500 kta each, and the derivative units.

Sinopec Engineering Group Saudi: for Tank Farm and SATORP integration.

Gulf Consolidated Contractors: for the transfer pipelines.

Mohammed Ali Al-Suwailem Trading & Contracting: for industrial support facilities.

Mofarreh Marzouq Al Harbi & Partners: for site preparation.

Mobarak M. Al Salomi & Partners for Contracting: for temporary construction facilities.

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