JGPC officials at the ground breaking ceremony

JGPC officials at the ground breaking ceremony

JGPC breaks ground on gas facility

September 2017

Jazan Gas Projects Company (JGPC) has broken ground at its $2.1 billion (SR7.9 billion) gas complex in Jazan, Saudi Arabia.

The gas complex will serve Saudi Aramco’s Jazan refinery and terminal. Due to be completed after 2018, it will become the largest industrial gas facility in the world.

Saudi Aramco awarded the contract to ACWA Holding and Air Products in 2015. Following this, the two companies formed Jazan Gas Projects Company (JGPC), a joint venture that will build, own and operate the facility.

Mohammad Abunayyan, chairman of the boards of JGPC and ACWA Holding said: “Since the contract was awarded, we’re very proud to have demonstrated outstanding infrastructure financing which has enabled us to be well advanced with the build schedule. We have also recruited a highly skilled team to manage operations and underpin our values for exceptional quality and customer service.

The gas complex will require 600 MW to operate and will consist of six air separation trains. Technology developed by Air Products will be used to produce the oxygen and nitrogen which will supply the gasifier to generate the gas necessary to run the power generators and to provide feedstock to the refinery and the adjacent Jazan Economic City.

With this, the integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant will be able to generate enough electricity to cover the needs of Jazan Refinery and Terminal, Jazan Economic City, and other small industries, according to JGPC.

The complex will supply a total of 75,000 metric tonnes per day of industrial gas – 20,000 tonnes of oxygen and 55,000 tonnes of nitrogen – to the Saudi Aramco’s refinery for a period of 20 years.

“Construction on-site started a month earlier than planned, initial drawings have been issued and we have a clear plan of mobilisation to Jazan from this date,” said Abunayyan.

“Together, we will continue to drive strong performance across the company and look forward to the commissioning of the most advanced industrial gas facility in 2018 in tandem with the refinery,” he added.


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