GE Oil and Gas is to supply three compression trains for a new, large-scale ethylene cracker plant in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia, which will have a capacity of 1.165 mln tpa. The compressor trains for the Saudi Chevron Phillips project, are being manufactured by GE oil and gas at its facilities in Florence and Massa, Italy. The equipment is scheduled for delivery to the plant site between April and June 2009. The new GE-supplied compression trains will consist of cracked gas, propylene refrigerant and binary refrigerant compressors. The utilisation of the steam turbine and centrifugal compressor technology will enable the new ethylene plant to handle all process requirements.
Saudi Chevron Phillips' existing petrochemical complex in Al-Jubail includes an ethylbenzene unit, cyclohexane and a single-train styrene unit. Included in the current complex expansion are polyethylene, polypropylene, and polystyrene units.