Sadara on track to complete Saudi petrochem complex in mid-2015

20 March 2014 08:11 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi Arabia's Sadara Chemical Co is on track to complete the construction of its chemical complex in Jubail Industrial City by the middle of 2015, with full operations expected in the following year, the company’s CEO said on Thursday.

“We are currently almost halfway through construction,” Sadara CEO Ziad Al-Labban said at an investors' webcast.

The complex, which will be the world’s largest to be built in a single phase, is expected to be “ready to operate” in the second half of 2015.

“We will be fully operational in 2016,” Al-Labban said.

Comprising 26 manufacturing units, the Sadara complex - the first in the Middle East to use refinery liquids like naphtha as feedstock - is expected to produce more than 3m tonnes/year of high value-added chemical products and performance plastics.

The complex will include a world-scale cracker and production units for polyurethanes (isocyanates and polyether polyols), propylene oxide (PO), propylene glycol, elastomers, linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE), glycol ethers and amines.

By Nurluqman Suratman