France's Technip wins contract to build new Kemya halobutyl unit

23 July 2012 08:20  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Technip has secured a contract to build a new 110,000 tonne/year halobutyl facility for Saudi Arabia's Al-Jubail Petrochemical Co (Kemya), the French engineering firm said on Monday.

Technip’s operating center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will execute the contract, which will cover the engineering, procurement and construction aspects of the new facility in Al-Jubail that will produce high-quality synthetic rubber polymer, the company said in a statement.

Financial details of the contract were not disclosed.

“This project is part of the Saudi Elastomers Program undertaken by Kemya to set up a world-scale specialty elastomers facility to serve local markets, the Middle East and Asia,” Technip said.

Kemya is a 50:50 joint venture between SABIC and Exxon Chemical Arabia, an affiliate of ExxonMobil Chemical Co.

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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