ENOC, Rotary Arabia complete pipeline construction in Yanbu
The project included the construction of four new pipelines from Farabi Petrochemicals’ Yanbu facility on the Red Sea coast to storage tanks at Arabtank Terminal Limited
UAE’s ENOC Group and Rotary Arabia, an EPC contractor based in Saudi Arabia, has completed the construction of four new pipelines from Farabi Petrochemicals’ Yanbu facility on the Red Sea coast to storage tanks at Arabtank Terminal Limited (ATTL), as well as associated pumps lines and export lines.
The infrastructure development was implemented by Horizon Terminals Limited (HTL), ENOC’s terminals arm, and Rotary Arabia – the front-end contractors for the project. The project also included the construction of highly automated facilities in line with HTL’s vision.
An estimated 60 to 70% of the Yanbu facility output is the production of linear alkyl benzene (LAB) and normal paraffins (NPN), while the remaining 30 to 40% of products produced are derivatives.
As part of the contract between the companies four tanks in Arab Tank Terminal Limited (ATTL) — which is Horizon Terminals’ Saudi-based terminal — have been revamped.
Two additional pipelines were also constructed from ATTL to Berth 21 at Port of King Fahad Yanbu as Farabi Petrochemicals aims to realise its vision of becoming the world leader in LAB production.
Commenting on the project completion, HE Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC, said: “The GCC chemical industry today is predominantly focused on petrochemicals which make up 72% of its total production, with Saudi Arabia being the leading producer in the region, accounting for 68.2% of total chemical output.
“Our expansion into the Kingdom comes at a time when the regional market is poised to step up overseas production capacity by 7.6%. This strategic alliance with Rotary Arabia to boost transportation capacity also reflects ENOC’s regional growth plans in strengthening our terminalling footprint, while contributing to the Kingdom’s overall energy sector growth.”
Source: Construction Review Online