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As per the agreement, Savage will perform rail switching services at two Saudi Aramco natural gas pl

As per the agreement, Savage will perform rail switching services at two Saudi Aramco natural gas pl



Aramco, Savage sign up for industrial rail

July 2017

Savage Saudi Arabia, a key provider of expert refinery and industrial services, has entered into an agreement with state oil giant Saudi Aramco to operate one of the first industrial rail switching facilities in the kingdom.

Savage Saudi Arabia is a joint venture between US-based Savage Companies, a supply chain solutions and industrial services firm, and Ahmad Nasser Albinali Holding Company based in the Saudi city of Dammam.

On the deal, Saudi Aramco said the rail operations will support its Wasit and Berri natural gas plants, located near the Jubail area in the Eastern Province of the
kingdom.

“We are excited to bring our unique capabilities and expertise to provide world-class service for our customer, Saudi Aramco, at one of the first industrial rail switching operations in the kingdom,” said Kirk Aubry, Savage president and chief executive officer.

“Our commitment to ensure safe and efficient operations at this critical link in our Customer’s supply chain will provide significant long-term value for this part of their business,” he added.

As per the agreement, Savage will perform rail switching services at the two Saudi Aramco natural gas plants using rail car movers and three Tier 3-compliant, low-emissions locomotives. The company will also provide track maintenance and track signaling system operations and maintenance.

Savage Saudi Arabia will own, operate and maintain the locomotives for Saudi Aramco, and will interface with the mainline rail carrier on behalf of the two plants.

These services will help facilitate the transportation of molten sulphur by rail from Saudi Aramco’s Wasit and Berri plants to Ma’aden Wa’ad Al Shamal Phosphate Company’s (MWSPC) new mining and processing plants in Wa’ad Al Shammal Mineral Industrial City and Ras Al Khair Mineral Industrial City.

“Our experience in safely providing refinery services in Saudi Arabia since 2012 has opened doors to new opportunities to move and manage critical materials and provide industrial services for Customers in the region,” remarked Aubry.




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