KEPL completes order for Aramco refinery

Company shipped high-speed, high-pressure pumps to Luberef Yanbu Refinery

Luberef started operations in 1983.
Luberef started operations in 1983.

Kirloskar Ebara Pumps Ltd (KEPL) has shipped high-speed, high-pressure API BB5 pumps to Saudi Aramco’s Luberef Yanbu Refinery.

The company is set to dispatch around 20 pumps to Aramco this year, according to worldpumps.com.

Located on the Red Sea at Yanbu near the city of Dhahran, Luberef Yanbu Refinery is the largest crude oil refinery in the world.

A $1bn expansion project which started in January 2011 and is expected to be completed this year will increase the overall capacity of the refinery from the current 280,000t a year to 710,000t a year of base oil.

Aseem Srivastav, managing director of KEPL, said: “We are extremely pleased to have completed the successful delivery of our pumps to Saudi Aramco.

“The quality of work and technical knowhow developed by KEPL will definitely increase the confidence in the company and the association of the two organizations.

“We are sure this footprint in the international market will be very useful reference in our endeavour to spread our presence globally.

“Projects like this boost our confidence and help us achieve newer benchmarks in innovation and technologies.”

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