ENOC Group along with Rotary Arabia, which is one of the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors in Saudi Arabia has completed the development of infrastructure needed for transporting and storing petrochemicals in Western Province in Saudi Arabia, a press release issued by ENOC reported.
The project included establishment of four pipelines for transporting petrochemicals from Farabi Petrochemicals’ Yanbu facility on the Red Sea coast to storage tanks at Arab Tank Terminal Limited (ATTL) along with associated pumps lines and export lines.
ATTL is Saudi based terminal affiliated to Horizon Terminals Limited (HTL) which is ENOC’s terminals arm. It has a petroleum and chemical storage capacity of 288,100 cubic meter in 26 storage tanks; four of which have been revamped.
The project also included highly automated facilities in line with HTL’s vision. An estimated 60-70 per cent of the Yanbu facility output is the production of linear alkyl benzene (LAB) and normal paraffins (NPN), while the remaining 30-40 percent of products produced as derivative products.
Per the statement, two pipelines were constructed from ATTL to Berth 21 at Port of King Fahad Yanbu as Farabi Petrochemicals aims to realize its vision of becoming the world leader in LAB production.
In this regard, Saif Humaid Al Falasi, ENOC’s CEO, said: “The GCC chemical industry today is predominantly focused on petrochemicals which make up 72 per cent of its total production, with Saudi Arabia being the leading producer in the region, accounting for 68.2 per cent 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 per cent. 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.” Al Falasi added.