The Petro Rabigh JV of state oil giant Saudi Aramco and Japan’s Sumitomo has achieved on-spec output from the two final units of its Rabigh-2 expansion project: an aromatics unit and an ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) unit.

The plant will have capacity to produce 2.57mn t/y of a range of chemicals, including 1.34mn t/y paraxylene and 424,000 t/y benzene from the aromatics unit. The 75,000 t/y EPR unit is one of a number that will produce specialty chemicals and polyolefins. (CONTINUED - 742 WORDS)