Saudi Aramco Ras Tanura Refinery Clean Fuels Project, KSA

Ras Tanura is the oldest refinery on the Persian Gulf coast, located near the industrial port city Jubail in Saudi Arabia. It is owned and operated by the state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco.It has a crude distillation capacity of 550,000 barrels per day (bpd). The majority of the products produced by the refinery are supplied to Dhahran bulk plant for domestic use and the remaining are exported. Saudi Aramco launched a $2.6bn project, named the Ras Tanura refinery clean fuels and aromatics project, to improve the environmental friendliness of the plant.

Expansion project completed the installation of a naphtha splitter column in October 2019. The function of the naphtha splitter column is to split the hydrotreated naphtha into light and heavy naphtha. The column is the main feeder to the continuous catalytic reforming (CCR) and isomerisation units, which have an operating capacity of 90,000 and 65,000 barrels per day, respectively.

The expansion also included a crude oil distillation unit, catalyst regenerator, a vacuum distillation unit, and a visbraker crude unit. A diesel hydrotreater, an amine regeneration unit and a 200tpd sulphur unit were also be installed. An aromatics cracker was added at the refinery as part of the project.

Our scope is the complete supply, installation and commissioning of all (+200) Laboratory Equipment and Analyzers.

Project Description

Project Name: Saudi Aramco Ras Tanura Refinery Clean Fuels Project, KSA
Location: KSA
Client: SGS, TR, Saudi Aramco
Year: 2019/21

Saudi Aramco Ras Tanura Refinery Clean Fuels Project