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Jacobs will provide FEED and project management consultancy services for the ‘Bottom of the Barrel’ initiative which converts oil residue streams from the crude distillation process into higher value products, including diesel and low sulphur bunker fuel.

Petro Rabigh, a refining and petrochemical refining plant on the west coast of Saudi Arabia, is a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical.

‘Through this oil upgrade project, we are supporting Petro Rabigh with a unique opportunity in the market to meet growing demands for transportation fuels,’ said Jacobs Energy, Chemical and Resources Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA David Zelinski.

‘The implementation will yield value-added products for use across Saudi Arabia, as well as export to global markets.’

Jacobs is projected to employ 150 full time employees while delivering the pre-front end engineering design, FEED and project management over a two-year period.

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