World's largest industrial gas complex to be built in Saudi Arabia

gasrefinery-mackmale-flickrSaudi Aramco has awarded a contract to a joint venture between Air Products and ACWA Holding to build, own and operate the world’s largest industrial gas complex in Jazan, Saudi Arabia

The gas complex will supply 75,000mt of oxygen and nitrogen (20,000 tonnes of oxygen and 55,000 tonnes of nitrogen) per day to Saudi Aramco’s refinery in Jazan for the next 20 years.

The industrial gas complex will be designed and built by Air Products using its proprietary technology. Air Products will own 25 per cent of the complex, while ACWA Holding will hold 75 per cent, said Saudi Aramco officials.

Air Products CEO Seifi Ghasemi said, “We at Air Products are very excited about being awarded this very significant project. We consider it an honour and a privilege to use our proprietary technology to design and build the world’s largest industrial gas complex. We are very pleased that Saudi Aramco trusts Air Products and our partner ACWA Holding to economically and reliably supply the critical gases needed for its refinery in Jazan. This award also demonstrates the value of our outstanding relationship with our partner in ACWA Holding, who has worked so closely with us to develop this great project.”

According to ACWA Holding chairman Mohamed Abunayan, the undertaking complements the portfolio of power, water, renewable energy, district cooling, integrated waste and resource recovery projects of ACWA Holding as the premier infrastructure developer in the region.

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