SATORP - Amiral Complex: Mixed Feed Cracker: Package 1

General Information
Owner Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Co
Masterplan Project (Parent Profile) SATORP – Amiral Complex – Eastern Province
Location Jubail, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
Status --
Sector Chemical, Production, Petrochemical Plant
Contract Type Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC)
Onshore/Offshore Onshore
Greenfield/Brownfield Greenfield
Progress 3
Estimated Budget Value ---
Contract Value 980
Net Value $980m
Award Date March 2023
Completion Date December 2027
Last Updated On May 2023
ProjectId (Old, New) 10132, 285412

Saudi Aramco and Total (SATORP) are planning to build a mixed-feed cracker in Jubail at a site adjacent to Aramco and Dow Chemical's petrochemicals plant within the industrial city. The project is also known as the Amiral project comprises ethylene complex and producing linear alpha-olefins, poly-alpha-olefins, and elastomers.

The complex will comprise a world-size mixed-feed steam cracker (50% ethane and refinery off-gas) with a capacity of 1.5 million tons per year of ethylene and related high-added-value petrochemical units. The feedstock would partially come from SATORP, the existing Aramco-Total joint refining venture, and from Sadara, a joint venture between Aramco and Dow Chemical, also in Jubail. The project will represent an investment of around US$5 billion and The cracker will feed other petrochemical and speciality chemical plants representing an overall amount of US$4 billion investment by third-party investors. Hence in total $9 billion will be invested by the client.

The US$1400 million includes the following:

A. Construction of Ethylene plant (1.65 MTPA)

1. Furnaces

2. Quenchers

3. Compressors

4. Refrigeration units

5. Dryers

6. Secondary dryers

7. Fractionation unit

8. Expanders

B. Construction of Propylene plant (500,000 TPA)

1. Propylene purification unit

2. Driers

3. Reactors

4. Extruders

5. Pneumatic conveying system

6. Silos

7. Pellet blenders

C. Construction of associated facilities

Second Section

24 May 2023

Hyundai Engineering & Construction has been awarded the contract however the official announcement is still awaited.

16 March 2023

Hyundai Engineering & Construction has been awarded the contract however the official announcement is still awaited.

14 February 2023

The main contract is expected to be awarded in third or fourth week of March 2023. (Source: MEED)

11 January 2023

The main contract bids are still under evaluation and are expected to be awarded by March 2023. (Source: MEED)

27 December 2022

The construction is expected to be commenced in 2023 and is is set to start operations in 2027.

16 December 2022

The client has taken the final investment decision for the construction of the complex.

25 November 2022

Hyundai Engineering & Construction has come up as the lowest bidder on the project. (Source: MEED)

15 November 2022

The main contract bids are still under evaluation and the time-frame for the award is currently unknown.

20 October 2022

Bids are under evaluation and Technip, Tecnicas Reunidas and Saipem amongst others have submitted bids.

12 October 2022

Hyundai E&C amongst others have submitted the commercial bids.

20 September 2022

Hyundai E&C amongst others have submitted the technical bids.

13 September 2022

The technical bid submission date has been extended till September 18, 2022. (Source: MEED)

24 August 2022

The technical bid submission date has been extended till September 11, 2022 and the commercial bid submission is on October 09, 2022. (Source: MEED)

14 July 2022

The bid submission date has been extended till August 31, 2022. (Source: MEED)

14 June 2022

The bids are expected to be submitted by August 15, 2022. Hyundai E&C, Saipem Mc Dermott, Técnicas Reunidas, Sinopec, CPECC, CTCI, L&T, Samsung, JGC and Technip are prequalified companies on the project.

26 April 2022

The main contract tender has been issued with bid submission in August 2022. Hyundai E&C, Mc Dermott, Sinopec, Tecnicas Reunidas, CTCI, CPECC have been pre-qalified

24 November 2021

The project is facing delays.

29 September 2021

There is no news regarding the main contract PQ shortlist yet. Amongst others, CTCI, Hyundai E&C, Tecnicas Reunidas have submitted EOI for the project.

20 June 2021

The client has issued SOI for the project on April 22, 2021 and the expression of interest (EoI) documents have been submitted by May 30, 2021. (Source: MEED)

11 April 2021

FEED works are ongoing and the main contract tender is yet to be issued.

02 June 2020

FEED works are getting delayed.

21 April 2020

JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation has been appointed as the feasibility study consultant. FEED works are progressing as per the schedule and the time frame for completion is unknown at this juncture.

10 December 2019

FEED works are ongoing and Saudi authority in talks with potential companies for further development. (Source: MEED)

23 October 2019

McDermott International has been appointed as the technology provider. (Source: MEED)

24 July 2019

The client is in talks with several chemical firms for the development of the project. (Source: MEED)

18 April 2019

Satorp is in the process of issuing the Solicitation of Interest (SOI). (Source: MEED)

21 January 2019

Aramco chooses Japan's Sumitomo and Riyadh Consulting Bank to finance the project

15 November 2018

TechnipFMC and WorleyParsons have been appointed as the FEED and PMC contractors respectively (Source: MEED)

23 October 2018

Aramco and Total have signed an agreement to start engineering design for the project

09 October 2018

Saudi Aramco and Total have signed an agreement for 9 billion dollars for the development of the project. The client was expected to issue FEED tender by Q 3 2018, however, no tender has been issued as yet on the project.

17 August 2018

The client has approved the funding request for the development of the project

18 July 2018

Market sources indicate that the FEED documents are not yet issued on the project

11 April 2018

The client is planning to start the FEED by the third quarter of 2018 for the project.

13 February 2018

The project is still in the initial stage

23 November 2017

The project is under discussion due to the allocation of gas feedstock issue.

05 July 2017

The client has issued the tenders to bid for the feasibility study on the project.

14 January 2016

The project continues to be under study stage as the client is yet to receive the gas allocation for the project.

15 October 2015

The client will launch the front-end engineering design study once they receive the gas allocation for the project.

12 August 2015

The feasibility study is ongoing on the project. The feasibility study is done inhouse.

12 May 2015

The project is still at study stage because of the low oil prices.

30 March 2015

The feasibility study on the project is currently ongoing.

07 October 2014

Satorp is already mulling plans for a phase-two expansion that will include a full slate of petrochemicals products; however, there has be no other progress on this or no mention about this project in their reports. Hence the project still remains at its study stage. (Source: MEED)

29 August 2013

The project has been given the green light and that it will start to move forward shortly.There should be an announcement regarding the second phase at Satorp from the joint venture partners by the end of the year, as quoted in Meed article dtd 27th August, 2013.

03 June 2013

Market sources indicate that Total is in discussions with Saudi Aramco on how to proceed with the planning the project.

25 October 2012

No further development has taken place on Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical Company's (Satorp) second phase and discussions were taking place about the potential product mix for the expansion, as quoted in MEED article dtd October 25, 2012.

25 June 2012

The product mix of the expansion of Jubail Petrochemical plant Phase II has not yet been disclosed. However, according to industry sources, the joint venture partners have been in talks with Aramco’s Sadara partner, the Dow Chemical, to formulate the best mix, quoted in MEED article dtd June 24, 2012.

21 June 2012

Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical Company (Satorp) has entered into a series of wide-ranging discussions with Sadara Chemical Company regarding the proposed phase two expansion of the Satorp refinery. The technical consultation meetings taken place between Total, Dow and Aramco have been successful and a plan for the potential scope of the Satorp phase two has been agreed subject to a full feasibility study, quoted in MEED article dtd June 21, 2012.

01 December 2011

The proposed project is an expansion and is considered to be the second phase of the Jubail Refining & Petrochemical Company's Jubail Export Refinery. The project is still in a very initial stage and no decision has yet been made. A detailed study will be undertaken after which a decision will be taken whether to proceed with the second phase. Any chemicals produced in a phase two will have to complement the offtake from the Sadara Chemical Company complex being built by Saudi Aramco and the Dow Chemical. (30/11/2011)

16 June 2010

Budget value is an estimate.