ENOC Group's terminals operations further expands into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

ENOC's Horizon Terminals Limited and Rotary Arabia complete infrastructure development critical to petrochemical transportation in KSA's Western Province

  
ENOC Group's terminals operations further expands into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Project involves four new pipelines from Farabi Petrochemicals Company’s new Yanbu complex to Arabtank Terminal Limited’s storage tanks, a revamp of four existing storage tanks and two new pipelines to King Fahad Port in Yanbu

Dubai: ENOC Group in partnership with Rotary Arabia, one of the premier EPC contractors in Saudi Arabia, completed the building of vital pipeline and tank infrastructure to transport and store petrochemicals in the Kingdom’s Western Province.

The infrastructure development between Horizon Terminals Limited (HTL), ENOC’s terminals arm, and Rotary Arabia – the front-end contractors for the project, saw the construction of four new pipelines from Farabi Petrochemicals’ Yanbu facility on the Red Sea coast to storage tanks at Arabtank Terminal Limited (ATTL), associated pumps lines and export lines. The project also included highly automated facilities in line with HTL’s vision. An estimated 60-70 per cent of the Yanbu facility output is the production of linear alkyl benzene (LAB)** and normal paraffins (NPN), and the remaining 30-40 per cent of products produced being derivative products.

With GCC’s chemical capacity expected to increase by 33.6 per cent in the next decade* reaching 231.8 million tonnes, driven by refining expansion and chemical integration, ENOC’s contribution to building robust infrastructure in Saudi Arabia will propel the production and manufacturing of petrochemicals in the Kingdom.

Arab Tank Terminal Limited (ATTL) – which is Horizon Terminals’ Saudi based terminal, has a petroleum and chemical storage capacity of 288,100 CBM in 26 storage tanks; of which four have been revamped. Two additional pipelines were also constructed from ATTL to Berth 21 at Port of King Fahad Yanbu as Farabi Petrochemicals aims to realise its vision of becoming the world leader in LAB production.

His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC, said: “The GCC chemical industry today is predominantly focused on petrochemicals which make up 72 per cent of its total production, with Saudi Arabia being the leading producer in the region, accounting for 68.2 per cent of total chemical output. Our expansion into the Kingdom comes at a time when the regional market is poised to step up overseas production capacity by 7.6 per cent. This strategic alliance with Rotary Arabia to boost transportation capacity also reflects ENOC’s regional growth plans in strengthening our terminalling footprint, while contributing to the Kingdom’s overall energy sector growth.”

Farabi Petrochemicals currently supplies to the domestic market and benefits from the Port of King Fahad Yanbu infrastructure to export NPN and LAB to the GCC, Europe and Asia. The new pipelines from its Yanbu facility will enable faster and more efficient transportation of Farabi’s petrochemical products enabling growth due to increased export capacity of these products domestically and internationally.

With a total of 10 terminals in Morocco, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Singapore, HTL facilities are strategically located in key markets across the Mediterranean and Middle East. ENOC’s Horizon Terminals is a legacy business set up in 2003 and has a long history of establishing bulk liquid terminalling across regional markets and is a leading player in the Far East markets.

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About ENOC Group:

ENOC Group (Emirates National Oil Company) is a leading integrated international oil and gas player operating across the energy sector value chain. As a wholly owned entity of the Government of Dubai, and integral to the Emirate’s success, ENOC owns and operates assets in the fields of exploration & production, supply & operations, terminals, fuel retail, aviation fuel and petroleum products for commercial & industrial use. The Group’s general business operations includes automotive services, non-fuel F&B retail and fabrication services. Servicing thousands of customers in over 60 markets, the Group employs a multi-national workforce of over 11,000 employees and is deploying its world-class customer service, latest innovations and technologies and best practices to empower the UAE’s social and economic development. For further information, please visit: www.enoc.com 

For further information:
Rawan Al Hosban | Srishti Soni
ASDA’A BCW
rawan.alhosban@bcw-global.com
srishti.soni@bcw-global.com 

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