Saudi Aramco contracts Red Sea Refining pipeline project to Punj Loyd's Saudi arm

New Delhi: Saudi Arabian state-ownd oil company Saudi Aramco has contracted the construction of the offsite pipelines for its Yanbu export refinery to Punj Lloyd group firm in Saudi in Saudi Arabia, Dayim Punj Lloyd.

The engineering, procurement and construction contract  is for the Yanbu project, now named Red Sea Refining Company, being set up on the western coast of Saudi Arabia along the Red sea.

This is Punj Lloyd's first major pipeline project in Saudi Arabia.

According to Adnan Abduljawad, CEO, Dayim Punj Lloyd, This pipeline project in Saudi Arabia will be "a foundation stone for exploring more opportunities in the sector and strengthening our footprint in the market.''

The scope of work includes the EPC of steel pipelines, with sizes ranging between 36" dia and 6" dia for crude oil, refined products - gasoline, diesel, iso butane, butane, benzene, etc. - utility services - industrial water, potable water, process water, sanitary sewers, fuel gas supply - as well as very large, 3400mm/2900mm dia Reinforced Thermosetting Plastic pipelines for sea water supply and return pipelines.

The scope also includes associated custody metering systems, electrical, instrumentation and control systems. The order will be executed over a period of 36 months.

Once operational, the Red Sea Refinery  will process 400,000 bpd of Arabian heavy crude and produce 90,000 bpd of gasoline, 263,000 bpd of ultra low sulfur diesel, 6300 MTPD of coke and 1200 MTPD of sulfur.