Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company
Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Complex - Water Systems

Fluor was responsible for engineering, procurement, and construction management of the Utilities and Offsites (U&O) scope, approximately 30 percent of the total project. The U&O scope of work included all water and wastewater systems.

Fluor scope of work for the water and wastewater systems of the Saudi Kayan project included:


  • Water treatment
  • Storage and distribution
  • Boiler feedwater
  • Demineralized water
  • Fire water
  • Seawater cooling supply and return
  • Oily water and storm water treatment


  • Wastewater treatment
  • Seawater cooling tower


  • Potable water
  • Sanitary sewer and industrial waste tie-ins

Client's Challenge

The project was a joint venture between Saudi Basic Industries Corporation and Al-Kayan. Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company constructed one of the largest petrochemical projects in the world, requiring 140 million work hours with a peak workforce of 40,000.

Fluor's Solution

Fluor provided EPC services for the U&O scope of the project, comprising approximately 30 percent of the total project. The water and wastewater components of the project were included in the U&O scope. The engineering on the project was executed by multiple Fluor offices in the U.S., UK, The Philippines, and Saudi Arabia. Procurement was done on a global basis.

Fluor was responsible for providing utilities such as power, fuel gas, cooling water, instrument air, boilers, and flares along with port facilities and third parties such as Aramco. Fluor was also responsible for the site infrastructure and buildings in the administration area.

As with all projects, Fluor developed and implemented its health, safety, and environment (HSE) culture, goals, and expectations for the Saudi Kayan project. As a result of everyone's commitment to safe work performance, in May 2009, the Fluor site team and the U&O contractors achieved 23 million safe work hours without a lost-time incident. The Saudi Kayan Project in total achieved 51 million safe work hours.



Fluor successfully delivered the water systems on the Saudi Kayan Petrochemical project, including water treatment, wastewater treatment, seawater cooling tower and potable water.

The Saudi Kayan project received Fluor's Hugh Coble Project Excellence Award, based on outstanding performance in several areas; including safety, value creation, and Client and community relations.