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Greif to Close Flexible Products Plant in Saudi Arabia


Greif announced that it will cease operations at its Flexible Products & Services (FPS) plant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by August 31 and reallocate equipment to other Greif FPS facilities. Greif FPS was developed in 2010 as a joint venture between Greif and National Scientific Company ...


Saudi Polymers Company Manufacturing Facility Begins Commercial Production


Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC congratulates Saudi Polymers Company and its joint venture partner, National Petrochemical Company, as the joint venture’s manufacturing facility located in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia, begins commercial production. “We will now be working to fill the critical ...


SABIC and ExxonMobil to Proceed with Specialty Elastomers Project at Al-Jubail

Completion of project expected in 2015


Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and affiliates of ExxonMobil announced they will construct a world-scale specialty elastomers facility at the Al-Jubail Petrochemical Company (Kemya) manufacturing joint venture. The facility will be integrated with the existing Jubail complex and is ...


Linde to construct on-site plants for Sadara's major chemical complex in Saudi Arabia

Total investment: USD 380 million


The technology group The Linde Group and Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) recently signed a long-term contract that will see Linde supply Sadara with carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen (H2) and ammonia (NH3) at a chemical complex now being built by Sadara in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, which will be the ...


Evonik Industries, Tasnee and Sahara sign joint venture agreement to produce superabsorbents in Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Start-up planned for late 2013


Evonik Industries and Saudi Acrylic Acid Company (SAAC) have established a joint venture called Saudi Acrylic Polymers Company (SAPCo) for the production of superabsorbents. SAAC is a joint venture of the Saudi companies National Industrialization Company (Tasnee) and Sahara Petrochemicals. The ...


Air Liquide: start-up of the world's largest carbon monoxide unit in Saudi Arabia

The unit designed and built by the Engineering and Construction teams of Air Liquide, will have a production capacity of 335,000 tonnes per year


Worldwide carbon monoxide demand is estimated to be growing at about +4% per year. In the petrochemical industry, carbon monoxide is mainly used in the production of acetic acid and polyurethane intermediates. Air Liquide has just commissioned the world’s largest carbon monoxide unit, handing it ...


Albemarle and TAYF Create Saudi Organometallic Chemicals Company (SOCC), a Strategic Catalysts Joint Venture

New 50/50 Joint Venture Will Build First World-Scale Organometallics Catalyst Plant in the Middle East


Albemarle Corporation announced that it will form a 50/50 joint venture with Ibn Hayyan Plastic Products Company (TAYF), an affiliate of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), called Saudi Organometallic Chemicals Company (SOCC). Under the terms of the joint venture agreement, the two parent ...


Al-Waha Starts up New Propane Dehydrogenation Unit and Largest Spherizone Polypropylene Plant


Al-Waha Petrochemical Company has successfully started up its new complex in Al-Jubail Industrial City which includes a 450 KT per year polypropylene plant based on LyondellBasell’s Spherizone process technology. Al-Waha was formed in 2006 and is a joint venture between Sahara Petrochemicals ...


Dammam 7 Petrochemicals and Aker Solutions sign agreement for acrylic acid and acrylates complex


Dammam 7 Petrochemicals has signed a programme management agreement with Aker Solutions for the Dammam 7 acrylic acid and acrylates complex to be realised in the Jubail 2 Industrial area in Saudi Arabia. Under the agreement, Aker Solutions will provide pre-front end engineering and design and ...


LyondellBasell's Lupotech T technology breaks new ground at Saudi Ethylene and Polyethylene Company plant


LyondellBasell joint venture Saudi Ethylene and Polyethylene Company (SEPC) has successfully started up its world-scale low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant based on the Lupotech T process technology. Located in Al-Jubail, the plant’s initial capacity of 400 KT was exceeded in the first weeks of ...


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