Working Safely in RT

Ras Tanura project reaches 60 million safe man-hours

Pandemic doesn’t slow down safety efforts on the Ras Tanura Refinery Clean Fuels Project.

Ras Tanura project reaches 60 million safe man-hours

As of July, the Ras Tanura Refinery (RTR) Clean Fuels Project has surpassed 60 million safe man-hours without any work-related lost time incidents or fatalities. Construction started in July 2017. 


While the accomplishment is notable, it is especially so considering it involves a 70-year-old operating facility involving newly adopted construction techniques by a multicultural workforce handling some of the biggest scopes of their kind. The milestone is attributed to all project members committed to making safety a core value, and it is a testament to Refining and NGL Projects Department’s (RNGLPD) devotion to keep all team members out of harm’s way under the safety culture initiative of Aramco. 


This was made possible by the continuous efforts of the project’s safety team coupled with the knowledge transferred from RNGLPD’s lessons learned to provide the project with the necessary tools and data to identify and control hazards.


Dealing with the pandemic

The mark was especially notable considering it was achieved during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project team was able to react and adjust to the situation through adherence to the Ministry of Health’s precautionary procedures and John Hopkins Aramco Healthcare guidance to mitigate the impact on the project performance while protecting everyone. 


The commitment of employees to safety is the backbone in reaching a level of success at work, at home, and throughout the many communities in which Aramco operates.


Clean Fuels Project
The RTR Clean Fuels Project will upgrade the refinery to achieve Aramco’s corporate objectives of improving manufactured products to meet Euro-V fuel standards, improving the plants’ efficacy and profitability through integrated live models. The initiative will also assist our quest in reducing our environmental footprint. The project’s new naphtha complex, which is classified as the world’s largest within a processing facility, comprises a naphtha hydrotreater, reforming unit, and isomerization unit with output capacities of 138 million barrels per day (MMbpd), 90 MMbpd, and 65 MMbpd, respectively.

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