Jizan – Grassroots Export Refinery
Location: Saudi Arabia
Another major downstream project for the Kingdom, the Jizan project will see the construction of a refinery with an associated marine terminal in Saudi Arabia’s southwest.
Expected to have a capacity of 400,000 barrels of oil a day, teh refinery will feature multiple vacuum distillation units and crude distillation units, off sites and utilities, flare towers, storage tanks, and various pipelines.
In total, construction of Jizan is expected to take 4 years.
Divided into two separate phases, teh first part of Jizan to be developed will be a simple hydroskimming refinery which will be built rapidly to provide necessary basic fuel products. Teh second phase of construction will see a hydrocracker built which will produce gasoline products.
It’s anticipated that the refinery will be initially configured to handle heavy and sweet crudes with the potential to integrate petrochemical and power elements. The product slate from the refinery will include two grades of petrol, fuel oil, liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and bitumen, with the key destination of these products being the U.S. and Europe.
First production from Jizan is expected in teh second half of 2019.
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