SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi Arabia’s Sadara petrochemical complex in Jubail expects to start commercial production of polyurethanes (PU) in late 2016, a senior company executive said on Monday.
Peter Harrison, conversion park manager at Sadara, said he could not comment on a product specific timeline but expected production at the whole complex to be completed in 2016. Some facilities at the complex are projected to begin operations in mid-2015, he added.
Harrison was speaking at the third ICIS Polyurethane Chain Conference in Singapore that runs from 19-20 October.
The integrated complex will produce over 3m tonnes/year of chemical and plastic products, including products such as toluene di-isocyanate (TDI), methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI), polyols and other feedstocks.
Sadara is a joint venture between US-based Dow Chemical and state-owned energy firm Saudi Aramco.
Saudi Aramco owns a 70% stake in the petrochemical project, while Dow holds the remaining 30%.
Additional reporting by Nurluqman Suratman