Aramco awards upgradation of sulfur recovery facilities to Technip

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Saudi Arabia oil giant, Aramco has awarded a major contract to Technip Energies, a leading engineering and technology company for energy transition, for the upgradation of sulfur recovery facilities at its refinery in the capital Riyadh.

The scope of work includes the implementation of three new tail gas treatment (TGT) units as well as helping boost the performance of the existing three sulfur recovery units (SRU) mainly to comply with more stringent regulations for sulfur dioxide emissions, with recovery efficiency at more than 99.9 percent, said a statement from Technip Energies.

The project will be executed locally, leveraging Saudi economic resources and infrastructure. The existing sulfur recovery units in the Riyadh refinery were designed and built by Technip Energies in the early 2000s, it added.

This comes as part of the engineering group’s long-term agreement with Aramco, said a top official.

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“We are pleased to be entrusted by Aramco to work on the upgrading program of their refinery in Riyadh. By leveraging our long-standing relationship, which has been in place since the mid-1990s, we are committed to making this project another success, while utilizing local resources and supply chain.”

A global leader in energy transition, Technip Energies enjoys leadership positions in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), hydrogen and ethylene, as well as growing market positions in blue and green hydrogen, sustainable chemistry and CO2 management.

Earlier this month, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) awarded a contract for project management consultancy (PMC) to Technip Energies. The five-year framework agreement contract covers front-end engineering design (FEED), project management, and associated services for KOC’s major projects.

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