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AYTB is dreaming big and aiming to grow bigger

Over the years AYTB Construction, Manufacturing and Fabrication business has had a steady growth. It has capitalised on the strengths of other divisions such as Industrial Service, Operation and Maintenance and even Housing and Catering

Al Yusr Industrial Contracting Company (AYTB), a Saudi integrated group providing a range of services and solutions, believes that the strength of the organisation lies in its project management systems, skilled and dedicated human resources.

"AYTB is a learning organisation, upon completion of each project the performance is reviewed. A list of lessons learnt is compiled for future implementation and considerable emphasis is placed on training and development of the workforce for technical and soft skills," says a company spokesman.


For AYTB Safety is not an option, good safety practices should build the foundation of a modern manufacturer’s safety culture. Too often, though, positive change comes only after a safety problem has occurred. But it doesn’t have to be that way, especially after integrating safety as an intrinsic part of the business, he says.

"Risk Assessment Process is a must where not only machine safeguarding is becoming an increasingly intricate proposition for today’s manufacturer but we are also determined to improve safety in and around machinery. Numerous safety standards and regulations challenge shop operators who, above all, must squeeze out increased productivity in an ever-volatile business climate. We have done excellent job that was recognised by our clients and business partners and has been awarded repeatedly for millions of safe man-hours in almost every facility AYTB operates," he says.


Meanwhile, over the years AYTB Construction, Manufacturing and Fabrication business has had a steady growth. It has capitalised on the strengths of other divisions of the organisation such as Industrial Service, Operation and Maintenance and even Housing and Catering. Acquisition of knowhow and technology have also been a priority to improve capabilities and capacity.

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The company has the capability to offer construction services as a general contractor taking up civil, mechanical and E&I works. The capability includes the ability to work for both greenfield and brownfield projects. Assistance is also offered during commissioning stage of a process plants. The company has the capability to undertake system flushing, chemical cleaning and catalyst loading, he continues.

Working in live plant environments, undertaking de-bottlenecking projects, is an AYTB niche, he says. The resources and management systems deployed understand typical procedural and interface requirements. AYTB Construction, Manufacturing and Fabrication services also have a distinguished record of managing a large number of people and equipment to undertake construction of grassroots industrial plants and major additions to existing units. These projects include mechanical erection, electrical and instrumentation in addition to managing civil and building works. The expertise is not limited to steel structures, pipe spools, static and rotating equipment erection, heavy lift management, HVAC, insulation and painting.


AYTB has significant presence in the field of plant turnarounds and shutdowns. It has the ability to undertake turnaround responsibilities of a complete plant on vertical basis and can plan and mobilise substantial resources. Typically, activities undertaken during a turnaround include scaffolding, replacement of piping spools, valves, exchanger cleaning, column tray replacement and catalyst reloading. The availability of multi-lance automatic hydro-jetting machines and association with specialised services companies is a leverage for a safe and timely completion of plant turnarounds.


AYTB also has in-house capabilities for fabrication. The company owns and operates a factory with fabrication facilities and lay down yards in Jubail and Yanbu.

The Jubail fabrication facilities are ASME certified, with "U", "PP", "A", "S" and "R" stamps. It is equipped with semiautomatic cutting, beveling and welding equipment, plate rolling and shearing machines.

A separate machine shop is equipped with lathes, shapers, drilling and boring machines. The facility can handle several types of materials including carbon steel, low temperature carbon steel, stainless steel, low alloy and special alloy materials. The facility capabilities include over 400,000 ID of pipe spool fabrication per year.

AYTB is also undertaking the manufacturing and repairing of skids including modular metering and filtration skids.AYTB has joined hands with a reputed French furnace tube manufacturer, Manoir Industries, to locally assemble radiant and convection coils for the petrochemical industry particularly ethylene furnaces and gas reformers. The company specialises in furnace, boiler and heat exchanger revamping works and has successfully executed revamping works in various hydrocarbon processing plants.


AYTB sees Saudi Vision 2030 as the vehicle that shall bring about massive economic and industrial changes in the kingdom. Together with the IKTVA program, AYTB believes that it will open new opportunities for local businesses.

The company appreciates the potential and is in the planning stage for a new manufacturing facility at Ras Al Khair Industrial Area. AYTB CEO, Kevin Hudson, has emphasised the importance of bundling all capabilities more effectively to serve the Saudi oil and gas market even further.

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