The joint venture of The Dow Chemical Company DOW and Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), Sadara Chemical Company, was inaugurated by King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. The JV is part of the growth and economic diversification strategy of the country under its Saudi Vision 2030 plan.
The Sadara complex consists of 26 production units, making it one of the largest integrated chemical facility globally and also the largest built in a single phase. The facility comprises of flexible cracking capabilities and is expected to manufacture over 3 million metric tons of high-value performance plastics and specialty chemical products. The company aims to take advantage of the fast growing markets, including transportation, infrastructure, packaging and consumer products.
The Sadara complex has commenced its Mixed Feed Cracker along with commissioning three polyethylene trains, qualifying 25 products as well as shipping polyethylene to nearly 100 customers spread in over 25 countries. The venture is on schedule for a sequenced start-up...