Savage Saudi Arabia to Provide One of the First Industrial Rail Switching Operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Saudi Aramco’s Natural Gas Plants


DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia: BUSINESS WIRE/ME NewsWire: Savage Saudi Arabia (Savage) has entered into an agreement with Saudi Aramco, the world’s top exporter of crude oil and natural gas liquids, to operate one of the first industrial rail switching facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The rail operations will support Saudi Aramco’s Wasit and Berri natural gas plants, located near the Jubail area in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

“We’re excited to bring our unique capabilities and expertise to provide world-class service for our Customer, Saudi Aramco, at one of the first industrial rail switching operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” said Kirk Aubry, Savage President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our commitment to ensure safe and efficient operations at this critical link in our Customer’s supply chain will provide significant long-term value for this part of their business.”

Savage will perform rail switching services at the two Saudi Aramco natural gas plants using rail car movers and three Tier 3-compliant, low-emissions locomotives. The Company will also provide track maintenance and track signaling system operations and maintenance. Savage Saudi Arabia will own, operate and maintain the locomotives for Saudi Aramco, and will interface with the mainline rail carrier on behalf of the two plants. These services will help facilitate the transportation of molten sulphur by rail from Saudi Aramco’s Wasit and Berri plants to Ma’aden Wa’ad Al Shamal Phosphate Company’s (MWSPC) new mining and processing plants in Wa’ad Al Shammal Mineral Industrial City and Ras Al Khair Mineral Industrial City.

“Our experience in safely providing refinery services in Saudi Arabia since 2012 has opened doors to new opportunities to move and manage critical materials and provide industrial services for Customers in the region,” said Aubry. “We’re pleased to participate in the growth and development taking place in Saudi Arabia and look forward to working with Saudi Aramco to help meet the world’s growing energy needs.”

About Savage Saudi Arabia:

Savage Saudi Arabia is a joint venture between Savage Companies (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) and Ahmad Nasser Albinali Holding Company (Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). Savage Saudi Arabia provides expert refinery and industrial services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that include petroleum coke cutting and handling, sulphur handling, liquids loading and unloading, and rail switching.

About Savage Companies:

Founded in 1946, Savage Companies is a privately owned supply chain solutions and industrial services company based in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA), with 3,800 team members in more than 240 operating locations throughout North America and in Saudi Arabia. Savage supports a wide variety of customers in the production, manufacturing and distribution of energy resources and other essential commodities. Our capabilities span rail, truck and marine transportation and logistics, terminal and facility operation and design, materials handling, and other environmental and industrial services.