McDermott Wins Amiral Complex Contract

Lummus Technology Key to Deal with Saudi Aramco, Total

Engineering specialist McDermott International has signed a "large" contract with energy firms Saudi Aramco and Total, for the development of infrastructure at one of the world's largest mixed feed crackers.
The deal will see McDermott supply proprietary equipment for the construction of a mixed feed cracker at the Amiral Complex. The firm will also provide licenses, basic engineering package, extended basic engineering, training and technical services.
"This award sets the foundation for Saudi Aramco and Total to deliver a world-scale integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex," said Linh Austin, senior vice president at McDermott.

Lummus Technology
Key to this project win was the supply of McDermott's Lummus Technology at the site. This will include olefins technology, low-pressure offgas recovery, pygas hydrotreating, MTBE production technology using catalytic distillation, CDIB back cracking and the BASF NMP extraction process.
"Lummus has a reputation for innovation and reliability in the market and this award strengthens our industry-leading ethylene position by taking on the role of master licensor for multiple licensed units," said Leon de Bruyn, senior vice president, technology. "The award is also a testament of our longstanding relationship with Aramco and Total and our commitment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."
Headquartered in Texas, McDermott is one of the largest integrated onshore-offshore EPC companies in the world, with operations in more than 54 countries and a workforce of about 32,000 employees.

Amiral Momentum Builds
The large-scale Amiral complex in Jubail will supply feedstock for a range of petrochemical projects in the region, driving growth in breakbulk demand as construction ramps up.
In January, Saudi Aramco and Total signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korean petrochemical company Daelim, for a new 80,000-ton polyisobutylene, or PIB, plant.
The plant is scheduled to come on-stream in 2024 and will be the first PIB plant in the country. The Amiral complex is seen as a key part of Saudi Aramco’s growth strategy and vital for the future of the company.