Uhde India has successfully completed Farabi Petrochemicals' Linear Alkyl Benzene expansion project in Saudi Arabia. The LAB-2 project went on stream earlier this month, when the feed cut-in was satisfactorily performed. Uhde India's scope of services included Project Management, Detailed Engineering, Procurement, Inspection & Expediting and Pre-Commissioning services up to the ready-to-start up stage of the plant. The project was completed in the time frame of 22 ½ month. UOP of USA provided the technology for the project, while Foster Wheeler was Project Management Consultant. The project underscores the pre-eminent position Farabi Petrochemicals enjoys as leading manufacturer of Linear Alkyl Benzene globally. The project witnessed quality engineering and project implementation standards, meeting the pre-commissioning and commissioning schedules with excellent Safety record. In the course of its implementation, the project clocked 3.5 million safe manhours without any lost time accident (LTA).
For Uhde India, who is amongst the leading consultants for LAB plants worldwide, and who had also set up the grassroots facility for N-Paraffin and Linear Alkyl Benzene in 2006, the duplication project marked another successful association with UOP, whose state-of-the-art technology is deployed in the plant, and its prestigious Middle East customer Farabi Petrochemicals, who is amongst the leading producers of LAB, N-Paraffin, Heavy and Light White Oils.