Technip-Coflexip to construct Saudi sulfur recovery plant
The Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Aramco, has awarded the Paris-based Technip-Coflexip a turnkey contract for the design and construction of a sulfur plant at the Riyadh Refinery. The project is scheduled to begin in April 2002 and completion is slated for April 2004.
Under the terms of this contract, Technip-Coflexip will provide two new 70 metric-tons-per-day sulfur recovery units, sulfur tankage and truck loading facilities, a new sour water stripper unit and a new amine-treating unit. The work also includes upgrading and modifications of the existing facilities.
Technip-Coflexip services will include project management, detail engineering, procurement of equipment and materials, construction management, construction, pre-commissioning and assistance to commissioning.
The installation of the sulfur recovery units will allow reduction of sulfur-dioxide emissions to the atmosphere, thus improving the local environment. Liquid sulfur recovered from the sulfur recovery plant shall be passed to storage tanks and loaded to trucks for export.
The overall project will be carried out by Technip-Coflexip’s engineering center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the construction being handled by the group's local affiliate Technip Saudi Arabia, employing more than 650 people.
Technip-Coflexip's references in the kingdom include several other large contracts for Saudi Aramco: Berri, Hawiyah, Abqaiq and Haradh, which are parts of the major gas development program managed by Saudi Aramco.
With a workforce of about 18,000 and annual revenues of about five billion euros, Technip-Coflexip ranks among the top five in the field of oil and petrochemical engineering, construction and services. Headquartered in Paris, the group is listed in New York and in Paris.
The main engineering and business centers of Technip-Coflexip are located in France, Italy, Germany, the UK, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, the United States, Brazil, Abu-Dhabi, China, India, Malaysia and Australia. The Group has industrial and construction facilities in France, Brazil, the UK, the USA, and Finland as well as a fleet of offshore construction vessels. — (menareport.com)
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