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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Yanbu

 

(also Yenbo), a city and port in Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea. Population, approximately 10,000. Yanbu is connected by highway with Medina, Jidda, and Mecca. It has a commercial fishing industry. Black coral and amber are gathered in the vicinity. In 1978 an oil refinery with a capacity of 12.5 million tons per year was under construction. Petroleum will be delivered to the refinery by a pipeline.

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Earlier in 2013, SA began work on rehabilitation of tank farm facilities at the Mu'ajjez crude oil terminal near Yanbu'. But this is a tough project as the tanks have been in residence for decades and the project will require deft handling.
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Strong endorsement came from the USSABC president and CEO Edward Burton, who said: "Yanbu's competitive package of land, utility and infrastructure services coupled with its access to Middle Eastern, European, Asian and African markets make it a must for consideration for any international firm looking to expand its footprint in the Gulf region."
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Dr Nassif said Jubail and Yanbu's business climate and wealth of investment opportunities offer great promise of success and enrichment.
Yanbu's new comprehensive plan aims to achieve new industrial investments worth at least SR49 billion by 2020, next to 155 existing and under-construction industries, he said, adding that Yanbu industries are considered the cornerstone of the Saudi manufacturing economy after investing more than SR 200 billion during the past three years to develop those industries.
"Yanbu's competitive package of land, utility and infrastructure services coupled with its access to Middle Eastern, European, Asian and African markets makes it a must for consideration for any international firm looking to expand its footprint in the region," its CEO Edward Burton stated.
"The impact of Jubail and Yanbu's influence on the petrochemicals market will no doubt continue to grow." Dr Al says.
The festival is being organized by the Royal Commission in Yanbu's Landscaping and Irrigation Department, and is taking place at the Events Garden in Yanbu Industrial City.