Saudi Hydrogen Peroxide starts building H2O2 unit in Saudi Arabia

02 September 2013 07:49  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi Hydrogen Peroxide Co has begun the construction of a new hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant at Jubail Industrial City II in Saudi Arabia, parent firms Solvay and Sadara Chemical said on Monday.

The new plant, sited at Sadara’s chemical complex, will have a production capacity exceeding 300,000 tonnes/year and is expected to start up in 2015, they said in a joint statement.

Sadara, a joint venture between the Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, will use output from the plant as a raw material for a H2O2-to-propylene oxide (HPPO) manufacturing plant at the site, the firms said.

This will in turn support Sadara’s propylene oxide (PO) derivative units that will produce polyols and propylene glycol, they said.

Sadara is on track to deliver its first products from the new chemical production site at Jubail Industrial City II in the second half of 2015, with the complex in full operation in 2016, according to the statement.

The new plant is Belgium-based Solvay’s third joint venture H2O2 plant following its 230,000 tonne/year unit in Antwerp, Belgium and a 330,000 tonne/year facility in Map Ta Phut, Thailand.

Financial details of the new hydrogen peroxide plant were not disclosed.

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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