Yanbu Aramco utilises SmartPlant technology

Project involves construction and operation of Saudi refinery

Aramco's Yanbu site.
Aramco's Yanbu site.

Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refinery Company Ltd. (YASREF) has chosen Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise technology to “optimise the operation and maintenance of its full-conversion refinery”.

The project is a significant undertaking and involves the construction and operation of a 400,000-barrel per day (bpd) integrated petroleum refinery in Saudi Arabia.

YASREF initially used SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant P&ID and PDS.

YASREF later implemented the Engineering Document Management System (EDMS) based on SmartPlant Foundation to achieve complete integration.

Abdulhannan M. Karim, Senior Engineer at YASREF, said, “For YASREF, we executed the implementation of the EDMS in its best possible methodology. We divided the implementation into phases to optimize the resources, facilitate the required data at various times of pre-commissioning, commissioning, start-up and operations, and to achieve best quality of engineering data in a very cost-effective manner.

“YASREF EDMS has set records in the industry with regards to EDMS implementation time and data gathering, validating and auditing time thanks to the implementation of Intergraph solutions – it will be considered a role model in the general industry and within Saudi Aramco in particular.”


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