Aramco Sets Out Petchems Targets As Sadara Plant Inaugurated

As King Salman cut the ribbon on the giant Sadara complex, Aramco officials revealed plans to double petchems and refining capacity.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has inaugurated the $20bn, 3.2mn tons/year Sadara petrochemicals joint venture complex at Jubail on the Saudi Gulf coast. The 26-unit complex is the world’s largest integrated petrochemicals complex built in a single phase.

The ceremonies on 30 November coincided with the announcement by the Sadara partners, Saudi Aramco and US firm Dow Chemical, that they had started up the third polyethylene unit at the complex.

The latest unit to be brought online is a 350,000 t/y low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant. Earlier Sadara completed two 375,000 t/y linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) units and started up one of the central units at the complex, a 1.9mn t/y mixed feed cracker. (CONTINUED - 867 WORDS)

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