We commenced construction of our grassroots Fadhili Gas Plant, located 30 km west of Jubail Industrial City, in late 2016. The facility is emblematic of our broader impact on not only increasing supplies of gas, but also driving economic growth, developing the Saudi workforce, and reducing emissions.
- Designed to process 2.5 billion scfd and deliver 1.7 billion scfd of sales gas to the Master Gas System, Fadhili will be our first plant to treat nonassociated gas from both onshore and offshore fields.
- It will be the first to have the capability to use low Btu gas to fuel an independent power plant, yet switch to sales gas as needed. This flexibility enables us to generate electricity from lower value gas and maximize supplies into the Master Gas System.
- In another first, the plant was designed from inception to use the Tail Gas Treatment process to reach the maximum sulfur recovery rate of 99.9%, helping protect air quality.
- The project’s value extends well beyond the resources it will process: The development of Fadhili will add billions of dollars to the local economy, with an expectation that 40% of the plant’s materials and services to be sourced and manufactured in Saudi Arabia.
Our significant investments in new gas processing capacity help meet Saudi Arabia’s demand for energy, reduce the use of liquids for electricity generation, and enable opportunities in energy consuming industries such as steel, aluminum, and other downstream value-added sectors.
Meeting the demand for energy
When completed, Fadhili Gas Plant will become a key component of the Kingdom’s Master Gas System, which will meet growing domestic demand for energy by expanding from its current 9.3 billion scfd of sales gas in 2015 to 12.2 billion scfd by 2021.