Petro Rabigh successfully completes LRT
to confirm reliability.
Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company (Petro
Rabigh) reached a significant operational and
financial milestone at midnight on December 31, 2011
with the successful completion of the Lenders
Reliability Test (LRT) in all plants at its refining
and petrochemical complex. The safe and successful
testing confirms the Complex’s production stability
Successful completion of the LRT, which requires
that no single stoppage be for more than 72 hours,
saw the complex operate for 210 days with average
feedstock consumption at over 90% of design and
average production at over 80%. Petro Rabigh was
able to vastly exceed minimum requirements by
maintaining an operating factor of 97% for the
tenure of the LRT.
The safe and successful LRT marks the completion of
the physical testing of the Petro Rabigh Complex and
means that it is now fully operational and
Petro Rabigh, located by the Red Sea on Saudi
Arabia’s west coast, was established in September
2005 as a Joint Venture between Saudi Aramco and
Sumitomo Chemical of Japan, and is the largest
integrated refining and petrochemical complex ever
built at one time.
With its vision to be globally recognized and
locally committed, Petro Rabigh presents
opportunities for private local investment in the
petrochemical industries and hence creates jobs to
boost the local economy.