Saudi Farabi Petchem awards contract for Jazan concept study

24 October 2013 15:54  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Farabi Petrochemicals has awarded a contract for a concept study of its planned Jazan project in Saudi Arabia to petrochemicals engineering firm Foster Wheeler, Foster said on Thursday.

The Jazan project would, if realised, include a world-scale linear alkyl benzene (LAB) plant and a range of units producing specialty chemicals derived from diesel feedstock.

Foster Wheeler said it would also recommend which technologies the project should use for the production of low-aromatics solvent and for the treatment of heavy fuel oil, and that it would develop a capital and operating cost estimate. The company expects to complete the study in the first quarter of 2014.

Capacity details were not disclosed.

Farabi is a producer of normal paraffin and LAB.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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