SPP Pumps chosen for world’s biggest refinery projectSPP Pumps, a leading designer and manufacturer of centrifugal pumps and systems is providing 24 pumps for the largest refinery in the world, under current construction in Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
The pumps have been specified by Air Products, one of two joint owners of the giant complex that will supply 75,000 metric tons per day of oxygen and nitrogen to the Saudi Aramco refinery. The other joint owner company is Acwa Holdings.
The 12km2 Jazan refinery site will eventually produce 80 million barrels per day of petroleum, 250 million barrels per day of diesel and over one million tonnes per year of other petrochemical products.
SPP Pumps has a long relationship with Air Products, dating back to 2001 when the Reading-based pump manufacturer was selected as its preferred global supplier of general service water pumps. Martin Bagg, Business Manager for Water at SPP is delighted with the contract win: “We’ve been working with Air Products for some years now and so winning this order for such a highly visible project is testimony to the quality, performance and reliability of our products.”
The 24 pumps comprise 12 split case and 12 end suction models, both well established products with an enviable track record for unbeatable performance and low life cost thanks to enhanced reliability and low power consumption.
“Value for money is essential for any project,” continues Martin Bagg “but that needs to be married to other key factors such as minimised downtime, which our customer knows we can provide having partnered with us on many previous occasions. At SPP we have built our reputation on optimising efficiency to give our users the very best value in performance and operational energy usage. We prioritise lifetime running costs achieved through our unrivalled engineering expertise and our customers reap the benefits.”