27 October 2009 03:26 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Saudi Arabia’s Al-Waha Petrochemical has started commercial production at its 450,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant in Al Jubail, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.
The 450,000 tonne/year plant is the world’s largest PP unit using LyondellBasell’s Spherizone technology, the spokesman said. Al-Waha is a 75:25 joint venture between Sahara Petrochemical Co and LyondellBasell.
“By joining forces, we have developed a world-class complex with integrated Middle East-advantaged production costs and a highly competitive mix of PP products in close proximity to our target markets of Saudi Arabia, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East,” said Omar Bahobail, president of Al-Waha.
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