Sadara Chemical Company partners Saudi Aramco and US firm Dow Chemical announced on 8 October an agreement for marketing and sales for their 3mn tons/year petrochemicals plant, currently under construction at Jubail Industrial City II. Dow said that it would sell the majority of the plant’s products while Sadara would bring its products to market in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia. Almost half of the Sadara products are expected to be sold in the expanding Asia-Pacific markets, while most of the remainder will be sold in Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and India.

“Sadara’s product slate is targeted to technology rich sectors like energy, transportation, electronics, consumer goods and infrastructure,” said Pat Dawson, President of Dow Asia-Pacific. Sadara’s 26 manufacturing units will include a dual-feed cracker with capacity to produce 1.5mn t/y of ethylene and 400,000 t/y of propylene. Products will include polyurethanes, propylene glycol, elastomers, linear low density polyethylene (LLPDE), low density polyethylene, glycol ethers and amines. The first production units are due on-line in 2015, with full production anticipated in 2016. Dow said Sadara is projected to deliver revenues of $10bn/year and to create thousands of direct and indirect jobs through the complex and related investments in downstream “value parks.” (CONTINUED - 440 WORDS)