Canada’s SNC-Lavalin wins $338 million Saudi chemical plant contract

Published January 29th, 2004 - 02:00 GMT

Canada’s SNC-Lavalin has signed agreements with Gulf Farabi Petrochemical Company in Saudi Arabia to execute an n-Paraffin and Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) Plant Project in the Kingdom. The project has a capitalized value of 1.2 billion Saudi riyals ($338 million).  


SNC-Lavalin will provide engineering, procurement, construction management and commissioning services for the project. Once completed, the plant will produce 120,000 tons per annum (TPA) of n-Paraffin and 70,000 TPA of LAB.  


Prepared from kerosene, n-Paraffin is used to produce LAB, the basic raw material for detergents. The plants will be located adjacent to the existing Saudi Aramco Shell (SASREF) Refinery at Al-Jubail, which will supply the kerosene for the n-Paraffin production. The plant is scheduled to begin commercial production of products in the first quarter of 2006. 


SNC-Lavalin is involved in engineering and construction and management of infrastructure. Its companies have offices across Canada and in 30 other countries around the world. — ( 


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