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Saudi Aramco's Sasref reports two contractors death at Jubail refinery

Sasref says two others were injured in an incident on a vessel where they were deployed to carry out turnaround activities

Two contractors died and two were injured at Sasref's refining unit. [representational image]
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Two contractors died and two were injured at Sasref's refining unit. [representational image]

Saudi Arabia’s Sasref, which is fully owned by the kingdom’s state-run oil and gas giant Saudi Aramco, has revealed that two contractors died, while two others were injured in “an incident on a vessel” where they were deployed to carry out turnaround activities on its unit.

According to a report by Construction Week’s sister-title Refining Petrochemicals Middle East, Sasref had immediately activated response teams to find out the source of the incident, and responded to the situation.

In a statement on its website the company said: “The safety of our people and operations is a top priority, as additional safety measures will be taken in place to prevent incidents in future.”

In Septemeber, the world's largest oil producer, Saudi Aramco, completed the aquisition of Shell's 50% stake in Sasref to take a 100% share in the firm.

Information published on Saref’s website also showed that the company’s refinery in Jubail Industrial City has a production capacity of 305,000 barrels per day, and employs more than 700 people.

The company processes crude oil into petroleum products including liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), naphtha, kerosene, diesel, fuel oil, and sulphur.

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