Axens Awarded Licences for the Saudi Aramco Jazan Refinery & Terminal Project

SEPTEMBER 23 - 2011
Axens Awarded for Saudi Aramco Jazan Refinery

Axens' technologies have been selected by Saudi Aramco for its Jazan Refinery & Terminal Project. The refinery, scheduled to be commissioned in December 2016, will have a capacity of 400,000 BPSD. The units under Axens design are:

  • Naphtha hydrotreating for feedstock purification
  • aromizing ™ – CCR Reforming for aromatics production
  • C5/C6 isomerization unit to provide a high octane component for the gasoline pool
  • ParamaX® complex enabling to produce high purity paraxylene and benzene.

These units are designed and integrated to maximize the gasoline production and the aromatics throughput for petrochemical use.
The Gas Oil desulfurization hydrotreater (Prime-D™) is also under Axens design. This Prime-D unit – one of the world's largest – will produce ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) with less than 10 ppm of sulfur.
The refinery will deliver gasoline and diesel that meet Euro V specifications.

Saudi Aramco
Owned by the Saudi Arabian Government, Saudi Aramco is a fully-integrated, global petroleum enterprise and a world leader in exploration and producing, refining, distribution, shipping, marketing and petrochemicals manufacturing. The Company manages the largest proven reserves of conventional crude oil. 260.1 billion barrels, the fourth-largest gas reserves in the world. 279 trillion cubic feet, and produced 7.9 million barrels per day in 2010. Saudi Aramco, through its affiliate, Vela International Marine Limited, owns and operates the world's second largest tanker fleet to help transport crude and refined products, which amounted to 2.1 million barrels per day in 2010. In addition to its headquarters in Dhahran, Saudi Arabi,. Saudi Aramco, through its affiliates, has joint ventures and subsidiary offices in China, Japan, India, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Saudi Aramco also refines and distributes oil products throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to meet domestic daily energy demands. For more information, please go to www.saudiaramco.com.