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Dow, Saudi Aramco finalize plans for Al-Jubail Petrochemical Complex

September 13/2010

(plastemart) -- Saudi Aramco, state-owned oil company of Saudi Arabia, and the Houston, Texas, offices of Dow Chemical Company are moving ahead with plans to construct a petrochemical complex in Saudi Arabia. Originally planned for Ras Tanura, which is approximately 400 kms northwest of Riyad, Saudi Aramco and Dow decided to move the project to Al-Jubail for financial reasons. The new site, about 30 kms north of Ras Tanura, is far more developed because of the site's close proximity to Al Jubail Industrial City, which was established in 1975.

Dow and Saudi Aramco, signed a memorandum of understanding in May of 2007, and originally planned to feature two naphtha crackers to be designed by Technip (Paris, France) at the ethylene-based complex, but the idea was deemed overly ambitious, and one of the crackers was scrapped. Nevertheless, development of the Al-Jubail Petrochemical Complex is still on track. Dow and Saudi Aramco have signed contracts with other engineering firms to be involved in the project. In July of 2007, the two companies selected KBR Incorporated as the project management contractor, while earlier this year, the Houston, Texas, office of Jacobs Engineering Group Incorporated was selected to provide Saudi Aramco with program management services for several onshore projects, including the US$7 bln-plus Al-Jubail Petrochemical Complex.


You can discuss that with Dow's CEO in CIS and Eastern Europe at "Russian Polymers Summit - 2010" international conference organized by ICIS and MRC. For more information please refer to conference official web page.

Dow, Saudi Aramco finalize plans for Al-Jubail Petrochemical Complex

Dow, Saudi Aramco finalize plans for Al-Jubail Petrochemical Complex













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