Jizan Refinery Project

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Summary Information

  • The refinery project is also known as Jazan Refinery Project
  • Ownership: Saudi Aramco
  • Website: http://www.saudiaramco.com/
  • List of Saudi Aramco Refineries
  • Wiki Page: Jizan Refinery
  • Location: Jazan, Saudi Arabia
  • Capacity: 20.0 million tons/annum & 400,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: Commissioning
  • Expected Completion: 2020
  • Budget: $7.0 Billion

The Project

  • Project Type: Greenfield Hydrocracking Refinery
  • Project Summary:
  • Main Contractors:
    • KBR will provide FEED and PMS services to develop the process design, layout, integration and optimization of the facility, develop equipment and material specifications, prepare EPC bid packages and develop an estimate for the construction of the refinery.
    • Technicas Reunidas: Execution of the hydrocracker and diesel hydrotreater facilities under two different contracts for the engineering, supply of the equipment and materials, construction of the plants, precommissioning and providing support during commissioning of the units
    • Al-'Ali Al-Ajmi Group, Petrofac Saudi Arabia Ltd., Hyundai Saudi Arabia Ltd., Hanwa Engineering & Construction Corporation, GGC Corporation, Hitachi Plant Technologies Ltd., SK Engineering & Construction
    • Petrofac: Two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) packages for the tank farms
    • CBI: Subcontractor for the Tanks Farms
  • Licences
    • Axens: Naphtha hydrotreating, CR Reforming, C5/C6 isomerization unit, Gas Oil desulfurization hydrotreater (Prime-D™) , ParamaX® complex
    • Lummus: Hydrocracker

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Hydrocracker
  • Diesel hydrotreater
  • Naphtha hydrotreating
  • CCR Reforming,
  • C5/C6 isomerization unit,
  • ParamaX® complex

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery will process Arabian Heavy and Arabian Medium crudes

Products Produced

  • The refinery will manufacture approximately 75,000 bpd of gasoline, 100,000-160,000 bpd of ultra-low-sulfur diesel (10 parts per million), and 160,000-220,000 bpd of fuel oil


  • 2011 - KBR was awarded a contract by Saudi Aramco to provide front-end engineering and design (FEED), and Project Management Services (PMS).
  • 2011 - Process licences awarded
  • 2012 - Saudi Aramco, signed contracts with the representatives of eight local and international construction and procurement companies
  • 2014 - CBI awarded LPG tank contract

Other Information



  1. Jizan Refinery and Terminal
  2. Aramco releases tender for USD 7 billion Jizan Refinery
  3. Saudi Aramco selects ISOCRACKING Technology from Chevron Lummus Global for Jazan Refinery Project
  4. Axens Awarded Licences For The Saudi Aramco Jazan Refinery & Terminal Project
  5. Alderley supply metering systems – Jazan Refinery Project
  6. KBR Awarded FEED and Project Management Services Contract by Saudi Aramco for the Jazan Refinery and Marine Terminal Project
  7. Jazan Project contracts signing
  8. Saudi Aramco selected Técnicas Reunidas for two major refining projects in Saudi Arabia
  9. Petrofac Awarded Two Contracts at Jazan
  10. CB&I Awarded Sphere Storage Contract By Petrofac