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JGC subsidiary awarded ethylene facility expansion project in Saudi Arabia  

By Gerald Ondrey |

JGC Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; www.jgc.co.jp) says that its wholly-owned Saudi Arabian subsidiary, JGC Gulf International Co. (JGC Gulf), has been awarded a contract for expansion of ethylene manufacturing facilities for the Rabigh Phase II Project. The contract was awarded by client Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical Co. The lump-sum turnkey contract calls for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services associated with an expansion of the ethylene manufacturing facilities in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. The expanded facilities will have a capacity of 300,000 ton/yr of ethylene, and are scheduled to be completed in 2015. As worldwide demand for petrochemicals rises, Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co., a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, has been operating an integrated refining and petrochemicals complex (the Rabigh I Project) in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. In parallel, Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical have been conducting a feasibility study for the Rabigh Phase II Project, to expand the original complex. The ethylene manufacturing facility that JGC Gulf will be expanding has a capacity of 1.3 million ton/yr, and was constructed by JGC Yokohama and completed in 2008 as a part of the Rabigh I project.…
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