Aramco lets contract for Jazan IGCC plant

Saudi Aramco has let a contract to KBR for front-end engineering and design of an integrated gasification combined-cycle power plant in conjunction with a 400,000-b/d refinery under development at Jazan Economic City, Saudi Arabia (OGJ Online, Oct. 22, 2012).

The IGCC plant, which KBR says will be the world’s largest such facility, will gasify vacuum residue to supply electricity to the refinery and make 2.4 Gw available to Jazan and the surrounding region.

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