GPCA '13: Sadara could start up cracker before mid-2015 – source

19 November 2013 10:03  [Source: ICIS news]

DUBAI (ICIS)--Sadara Chemical is on track to start up its 1.5m tonne/year mixed feed cracker in 2015 and the facility could come on stream earlier than the middle of the year, an industry source said on Tuesday.

The source was speaking to ICIS at the sidelines of the 8th annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals (GPCA) Forum in Dubai.

Sadara’s chemical complex in Jubail Industrial City II in Saudi Arabia is a joint venture between US’ Dow Chemical and Saudi Aramco. It is a fully integrated project that will comprise 26 world-scale manufacturing units and will be the first in the Middle East to use refinery liquids, such as naphtha, as feedstock.

The company had earlier said in a statement that the project start-up was planned for mid-2015, with full operations of the petrochemical complex expected in 2016.

The GPCA 2013 Forum will end on 21 November.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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