Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) announced on 25 May that it has been awarded a contract from Saudi private firm Taqat for a 75,000 t/y needle coke/synthetic graphite complex in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. CLG will provide pilot plant testing, licensing, basic design, and additional engineering and operations support.

The Red Sea facility will receive feedstock from the nearby Petro Rabigh integrated refining (400,000 b/d) and petrochemicals (4.97mn t/y) complex which is owned by Saudi Aramco (37.5%) and Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical (37.5%), with the remaining 25% of shares traded on the kingdom’s Tadawul exchange. (CONTINUED - 592 WORDS)