Aramco and TotalEnergies select EPC vendors for $11 bn petrochemicals project

Aramco and TotalEnergies EPC contract for SATORP refinery in Saudi Arabia

Aramco and TotalEnergies awarded Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts for the $11 billion Amiral complex, a petrochemicals facility expansion at the SATORP refinery in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The EPC contracts were 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 and Contracting – for industrial support facilities.

Mofarreh Marzouq Al Harbi and Partners – for site preparation.

Mobarak M. AlSalomi and Partners for Cont. Co – for temporary construction facilities.

Amin H. Nasser, Aramco President and CEO, and Patrick Pouyanne, TotalEnergies Chairman and CEO, have attended the signing ceremony.

The award of EPC contracts for process units and associated utilities marks the start of construction work on the joint petrochemical expansion, following the final investment decision in December 2022.

Integrated with the existing SATORP refinery in Jubail, the new complex aims to house one of the largest mixed-load steam crackers in the Gulf, with a capacity to produce 1,650 kilotons per annum of ethylene and other industrial gases.

This expansion is expected to attract more than $4 billion in additional investment in industrial sectors, including carbon fibers, lubes, drilling fluids, detergents, food additives, automotive parts and tires. It is also expected to create around 7,000 local direct and indirect jobs.