Key Facts

  • Owner Sadara Chemical Company
  • Parent Project Jubail New Petrochemical Complex
  • Location Saudi Arabia, Ash-Sharqiyah (Eastern Province), Al-Jubail
  • Status Execution
  • Classification Petrochemical Plant, Chemical Production
  • Contract ($m) $1,650m
  • Contract Type Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)M
  • Main Contract Completion Q4 2015
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Overview

The Jubail New Petrochemical complex will produce around 8 million tonnes a year of petrochemicals and gasoline products. Its feedstock will be ethane gas, provided by the Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemicals Company’s (Satorp) Jubail Export Refinery project, also under construction.

Originally, owners Dow Chemical Company and Saudi Aramco were planning to build the Ras Tanura Integrated Complex in Ras Tanura, but this was scrapped in favour of moving to the Jubail site, due to cost savings of up to 40 per cent.

The savings come mainly because the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu will provide the basic infrastructure needed for the project including utilities such as power and water.

The range of products planned from the completed facility has been reduced with the move, although the volume is broadly unchanged. Feedstock has also changed from the original plan of being a mix of gas and petroleum products.

The complex will take up much of the land at the second phase of Jubail Industrial City, where the Satorp refinery is being built.