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Four contractors bidding on $1 billion Luberef Expansion

Saudi Aramco to upgrade Yanbu Lube Oil Refinery Saudi Aramco and Jadwa Investment have received the tenders from four engineering companies bidding on the expansion of Luberef Yanbu Lube Oil Refinery Expansion. The Saudi Aramco Lubricating Oil Refining Company (Luberef) is operating the lube oil refineries of Yanbu and Jeddah under the name of Saudi Aramco …

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Bitumen

Definition Bitumen refers to an oil-based non crystalline solid substance produced naturally or from crude oil refining. Bitumen is mostly composed of highly condensed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. After refining, Bitumen is the more viscous, heaviest and thickest petroleum derivative. Comments Natural bitumen is an unconventional oil,  sticky, looking like tar and more viscous than molasses. It must be …

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CNOOC decides Taizhou Integrated Petrochemical Complex

$1.6 billion to build Taizhou Refinery and Aromatics China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC),  China’s third National Oil Company (NOC), has decided to build a new integrated refinery and petrochemical complex in Taizhou, Jiangsu province, in east China. The new refinery would process heavy crude oil pumped from China’s Bohai Bay, off north China, the …

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Saudi Aramco to tender $1 billion Riyadh Refinery EPC contracts

Foster Wheeler and Sofcon completed the FEED Foster Wheeler and its local partner A. Al-Saihati, A. Fattani & O. Al-Othman Consulting Engineering Co., (SOFCON) have completed the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) for the Saudi Aramco Riyadh Refinery Clean Transportation Fuel project. In April 2011, Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering and Construction Group and A. Al-Saihati, A. …

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