The Sadara joint venture of Saudi Aramco and US firm Dow Chemical announced an agreement on 13 November with US services firm Baker Hughes for the supply of ethylene oxide (EO) and propylene oxide (PO) for a chemicals plant to be built in the PlasChem industrial park alongside the Sadara complex at Jubail on the Saudi Gulf coast. Although the companies do not reveal what the Baker Hughes plant will manufacture, fellow US services firm Halliburton has signed a deal for the same feedstocks, from which it plans to produce oilfield chemicals.

The Baker Hughes deal takes to eight the number of Sadara’s chemicals supply deals, with seven different companies, for proposed manufacturing plants in PlasChem. Chemicals planned to be produced there will include polyurethanes, specialty chemicals and resins as well as oilfield chemicals (MEES, 15 June 2018). (CONTINUED - 175 WORDS)