Saudi Aramco
Ju'aymah, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco Ju'aymah - Crude Oil Terminal - Engineering & Construction Management

Fluor was responsible for engineering and construction management of Saudi Aramco's Ju'aymah Terminal, one of the world's largest crude oil storage and loading facilities at the time.

The project included single-point moorings (SPM), submarine pipelines, metering and control platforms, and a 26-mmb capacity onshore tank farm and pumping facility.

Client's Challenge

The crude is stored in 1.250-mmb and 1.5-mmb capacity tanks, the largest ever built. Bunkering is handled by three 250,000-bbl tanks. The onshore pumping system provides crude oil loading at rates of approximately 130,000-bbl/hour through each of four offshore loading systems and lines. A complex metering and crude blending system is also provided on an offshore metering platform.

Pipelines that extend from shore to the offshore platforms include four 35,000-foot, 56-inch crude lines, and two 24-inch bunkering lines. Twin 48-inch submarine crude lines and a single 18-inch bunkering line connect the offshore platforms to each of six SPMs. The SPM systems were designed to accommodate 750,000-dwt tankers.


Fluor's Solution

Initially, Fluor provided conceptual design of the onshore terminal, offshore platforms, and tanker moorings. In addition, Fluor developed all preliminary engineering designs, equipment arrangements, and specifications for the material and construction as well as bid documents for certain portions of the work.

Fluor also managed the construction of the onshore terminal and LPG terminals.


The design and construction of the terminal was completed in phases, with each phase providing additional storage and loading capacity.