ACWA, Air Products break ground on $2.1bn Saudi gas facility

WCN Editorial Team 14 Jul 2016 MIDDLE EAST ENERGY & UTILITIES

Jazan Gas Projects Company (JGPC) joint venture has started construction on a $2.1bn industrial gas complex in Saudi Arabia.


The new facility will serve Saudi Aramco’s Jazan refinery and terminal.

Upon completion, the complex will supply a total of 75,000t of industrial gas daily — comprising 20,000t of oxygen and 55,000t of nitrogen — to Saudi Aramco’s refinery for 20 years.

The gas complex will feature six air separation trains and require 600MW of power to operate.

JGPC’s chairman Mohammad Abunayyan said: "Since the contract was awarded, we are very proud to have demonstrated outstanding infrastructure financing which has enabled us to be well advanced with the build schedule.

"We have also recruited a highly skilled team to manage operations and underpin our values for exceptional quality and customer service.

"Construction on-site started a month earlier than planned, initial drawings have been issued and we have a clear plan of mobilisation to Jazan from this date."

The facility will create about 100 direct local jobs once operational.

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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