gasworld’s Business Intelligence team discuss how Saudi Arabia is fast becoming the hub for the largest industrial gas plants in the world.
Last week, Air Products and ACWA Holding announced that they had successfully won a bid to supply a total of 75,000 metric tons per day of industrial gas (20,000 oxygen and 55,000 nitrogen) for 20 years to Saudi Aramco’s refinery being built in Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
This latest announcement follows a continuing trend that has been present over the past five years in Saudi Arabia. The country is fast becoming a hub for some the largest industrial gas projects in the world.
Below, we take a more detailed look at three of the largest industrial gas operations – all located in Saudi Arabia.
Air Products will own a 25% share in the facility once built, with the remaining 75% share owned by ACWA holdings.
|Plant Type||6 Air Separation Units|
|Capacity||75,000 tpd (20,000 GOX & 55,000 GAN)|
|Location||Jazan, Saudi Arabia|
|Company||Air Products/ACWA Holding (25:75)|
|Plant Builder||Air Products|
In August 2013, Linde was rewarded a contract to build the world’s largest carbon dioxide (CO2) purification and liquefaction plant for Jubail United Petrochemical Company (UNITED), a manufacturing affiliate of SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation).
|Plant Type||Carbon dioxide purification and liquefaction plant|
|Capacity||1,500 tpd (200 tpd of liquid CO2)|
|Location||Jubail, Saudi Arabia|
|Customer||Jubail United Petrochemical Company (SABIC)|
|Company||National Industrial Gases Company (NIGC)|
Although this project was not the largest of its kind in the world, Air Liquide Arabia’s two global-scale hydrogen product units signified the company’s largest single industrial investment to-date.
|Plant Type||2 hydrogen production units|
|Capacity||300,000 nm³ per hour|
|Location||Yanbu, Saudi Arabia|
|Company||Air Liquide Arabia|
Business Intelligence factfile - Saudi Arabia (2014)
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