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Saudi Arabia keeps pace on Petrochemicals projects

Farabi Yanbu Petrochemical project at FEED stage The Saudi Farabi Petrochemical Company (Farabi or FPC) is planning to start the front end engineering and design (FEED) work on its Yanbu petrochemical project in the Western Province of Saudi Arabia. Farabi was established in 2002 as a privately owned company. Since 2006, Farabi is producing normal paraffin (NPN) …

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Sabic at feasibility study on Saudi Arabia Oil-To-Chemicals complex

Sabic mulls over world largest Oil-To-Chemicals project The world largest ethylene producer, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) is mulling over the design and construction of the world ever largest Oil-To-Chemical (OTC) complex in Saudi Arabia. In the same way as Saudi Aramco invested heavily these last years on the downstream activities, Sabic is considering again massive …

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BP mulls over world-scale petrochemical complex in Oman

BP considers to invest $1 billion in Duqm Acetic Acid  The UK-based international oil company BP is considering to build a greenfield acetic acid plant at Duqm in the south of Oman using newly developed SaaBre technology. For years BP is well known to have concentrated its capital expenditure and technical expertise on the upstream sector …

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Shell and South Gas at design phase on first Iraq LNG Plant

Saipem won FEED for Basra Gas LNG Export Terminal  Basra Gas Company (BGC), the joint venture between the local South Gas Company (South Gas), Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) from The Netherlands and Mitsubishi Corporation (Mitsubishi) from Japan, awarded the front end engineering and design (FEED) contract to the Italian engineering company, Saipem for the construction …

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Saudi Arabia Maaden Phosphates City moving into EPC phase

Jacobs completed FEED on mining Phosphate City The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden) is moving into the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phase for its $6 billion capital expenditure Phosphate City project. To be located in the north of Saudi Arabia, the Phosphate City project is also called Al-Khabra project as Maaden is aiming at debottlenecking the Al-Khabra phosphates mines. Through the Phosphate City …

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