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Aramco awards contract for new unit at Riyadh refinery

Saudi Aramco has awarded a contract to KBR to provide technology for a supercritical solvent deasphalting (SDA) unit as part of a residue upgrading and clean fuels project at its 126kbd Riyadh refinery in Saudi Arabia.

The project comes as part of Aramco’s strategy to comply with the new International Marine Organization (IMO) fuel regulations that take effect in January 2020.