Saudi Aramco is building the world’s largest integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant alongside its planned 400,000 b/d refinery at Jazan. The crucial link between refinery and IGCC has now been made, with Aramco awarding the contract for the refinery’s air separation unit – another of the world’s largest.

The IGCC will have 4GW total capacity, of which 2.4GW will be delivered to the national transmission grid and the remainder will be used to power the refinery and associated facilities. The air separation unit (ASU) itself will require a 500MW power supply. (CONTINUED - 536 WORDS)