The 50-meter tall column is designed to process as much as 300,000 barrels per day of oil.

250-ton Stabilizer Installed Safely at Abu Ali Island
The team poses in front of the 250-ton crude sterilizer that was recently installed at our Abu Ali plant.

A 250-ton crude stabilizer column was safely and successfully installed recently at Aramco’s Abu Ali plant as part of a 500,000 barrel of oil per day (bpd) new Central Processing Facility. The 50-meter high column is designed to process 300,000 (bpd) of Arabian Light Crude oil.

Berri Increment Processing Facilities Projects Division manager Faisal I. Al-Dossary said the achievement was a result of close cooperation between Aramco’s Project Management, the Royal Commission of Jubail, and designated government agencies.

The column was fabricated at Al Zamil Heavy Industries Ltd., Rabigh, and shipped via sea to King Fahd Industrial Port in Jubail. A rigorously planned five-day journey from the port to the construction site at Abu Ali island followed. Upon arrival, the column was lifted and installed safely using 750- and 300-ton crawling cranes.

— The Arabian Sun: July 10, 2023