WorleyParsons appointed to refinery deal by Yasref

Firm had previously worked with Yasref on a short form contract

Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (Yasref) has awarded a general engineering services (GES) contract to engineering firm WorleyParsons to optimise the production of its refinery. The latter will provide its services from its Yanbu office with support from its team in Dammam.

As per the terms of the contract, WorleyParsons will offer all engineering and consultancy services including feasibility studies, basic/concept studies, detailed engineering, procurement and construction support and pre-commissioning/commissioning assistance.

Yasref is a full conversion refinery that covers about 5.2m sqm in the Yanbu Industrial City. It is a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) and is said to be a key anchor project in the Yanbu region of Saudi Arabia.

“We have been working with Yasref the last couple of years under a short form contract. During this period, we provided high-quality services and earned client trust. We are looking forward to supporting Yasref in optimising the production of its facilities,” said Shaun Mills, manager of projects at WorleyParsons Saudi Arabia.

Yasref uses 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) of Arabian heavy crude oil to produce premium transportation fuels, as well as high-value refined products for both international and domestic markets. The refinery first came online in September 2014.

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