GPCA '12: Saudi’s Sahara, Ma’aden to start up units in Q2 2013

27 November 2012 08:32  [Source: ICIS news]

DUBAI (ICIS)--Saudi Arabia’s Sahara Petrochemicals and mining company Ma’aden are scheduled to start up their joint venture project comprising caustic soda and ethylene dichloride (EDC) plants in the second quarter of 2013, a source at Sahara Petrochemicals said on Tuesday.

The project comprises a 250,000 tonne/year caustic soda plant and a 300,000 tonne/year EDC facility, which will be built at Sahara Petrochemicals’s complex at Jubail Industrial City, the source said.

Construction of the new plants was scheduled to be completed by the end of 2012.

Sahara Petrochemicals and Ma’aden hold a 50% stake each in the project. 

By: Chow Bee Lin
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