YASREF wins Platts 2015 Construction Project of the Year


The Yanbu’ Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF) won the “Construction Project of the Year” at the 2015 Platts Global Energy Awards in New York City. The renowned event is in its 17th year and considered by many as the “Academy Awards” of the energy industry.

Mohammad S. Alshammari, YASREF president and CEO, and Fahad Al-Othman, project director, accepted the award on behalf of the company. Alshammari said: “I am humbled to accept this great award on behalf of many thousands of people who saw the project from a concept to a global refining production landmark.

 “This is in recognition of the significant efforts exerted by all of our teams and also our outstanding safety record. My congratulations go to each and every one who worked and contributed to this great achievement,” he added.

The Platts Global Energy Awards for 18 categories honored organizations and individuals in the energy industry who are dedicated to achieving excellence. The award winners were selected by a panel of independent judges, including former regulators, past heads of major energy companies, leading academics, and international energy experts.

YASREF, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec), operates a world-class refining complex that produces premium fuels and products for both international and domestic markets.


Photo caption: Mohammad S. Alshammari, right, and Fahad Al-Othman accept the 2015 Platts Global Energy Award at a ceremony conducted recently in New York.