27 December 2011 04:00 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Sadara Chemical and the Saudi Arabian Railway Company (SAR) are planning to build a railway network at ?xml:namespace>
Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and US-based Dow Chemical, is currently building a world-scale integrated chemicals complex in Jubail Industrial City II, in the eastern
The planned railway project is part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed last month between SAR and Sadara Chemical which aims to study, design, and build a railway network to link Sadara’s complex with export facilities at
Construction designs for the new railway network are expected to be completed in 2012 and the railway is expected to start operating in 2014, the company said.
The railway system is expected to eliminate the need to use more than 500 trucks per day to transport products from Sadara’s manufacturing plants to
The new railway project is the first of its kind in the Middle East in terms of transporting chemical products, and the first of its kind in
The first production units at Sadara’s new complex are expected to come on line in the second half of 2015. All units are expected to be up and running in 2016.
The complex will produce products such as polyurethanes (isocyanates, polyether polyols), propylene oxide (PO), propylene glycol (PG), elastomers, linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE), glycol ethers and amines.
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