The complex is being developed jointly by Saudi Industrial Investment Group and the US’ ChevronPhillips Chemical Company.

MMG was awarded the deal by South Korea’s Daelim Industrial Company, which is the lead contractor on the polyolefins package.

The work includes offsites and utilities work, and is expected to be completed by August 2011. It follows the award of a construction sub-contract to MMG by Daelim earlier in 2008.

MMG specialises in onshore and offshore oil, gas and petrochemicals projects in the kingdom. It has worked on the Ras Tanura Sea islands and Juaymah platform upgrade and offshore works, and on the Saudi Aramco polypropylene and monoethylene glycol projects at Rabigh.

Japan’s JGC Corporation is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the cracker and downstream units (MEED 17:12:07).