Jazan project "highest priority" for Aramco
CEO Khalid A. Al-Falih makes statement at visit to mega-project
Saudi Aramco’s CEO Khalid A. Al-Falih has said the company’s Jazan project is “Saudi Armaco’s highest priority over the next three years”.
In a site visit that included the Jazan Bulk Plant, the Jazan Economic City, and the site of the upcoming Jazan Refinery and Terminal, Al-Falih hailed the unyielding spirit, commitment, and teamwork of colleagues who have been “mission critical” in fulfilling the company’s values for reliability and operational excellence.
“I want to appreciate your leadership and to appreciate our teamwork,” Al-Falih told his colleagues working in Jazan and representatives of contractor companies.
“Jazan is Saudi Aramco’s highest priority over the next three years, and this isn’t just about building a key facility that will produce products or electricity; it is also going to be one of the anchor investments for economic development in the Kingdom and certainly for the southwest region.
“This project is going to be transformative, and we hope it will help economic development inside and outside of Saudi Arabia as it becomes a platform for export and import and manufacturing businesses and accessing regional markets,” Al-Falih said.
Saudi Aramco’s management team also met HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Nassir Bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Jazan Province, who expressed his appreciation for the company’s efforts.
At the heart of the Jazan Economic City will be the Jazan Refinery and Terminal, a Saudi Aramco-owned facility with the capacity to process more than 400,000 barrels per day of crude oil into fuels for domestic and international customers.
Jazan Refinery will also be equipped with a state-of-the-art port and a 4-gigawatt power plant that will make the refinery self-sufficient and will provide power for locally owned manufacturing and service companies. Jobs and training.
Over the next four years of the Refinery Project’s construction phase, local contracting firms will train and hire about 5,000 young Saudis for construction-related jobs.
It is estimated that an additional 75,000 jobs could be created over the long term as the economic city attracts a range of medium- and light-industrial companies, as well as clusters of service industries such as engineering service companies, parts suppliers, and more.
To ensure local citizens have the skills needed to work in each stage of the refinery project’s construction and operation, Saudi Aramco and the Technical and Vocational
Training Corporation signed an agreement to create a Jazan Contractors Alliance for Training and Employment (Maharat).
This alliance set up two local training institutes, with major contractors providing input on the kinds of skills and the quality needed at the job site.
Source: Arabian Sun