Saudi Methacrylates Company (Samac) has completed the construction of a petrochemicals plant in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia, for the production of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA).

The project is one of two plants being built by Samac, a joint venture of the local Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) and Japan’s Mitsubishi Rayon.

The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the two plants was awarded to Taiwan’s CTCI in 2014.

Sabic announced on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) that the 40,000 tonne-a-year (t/y) PMMA plant reached mechanical completion on 9 April.

Sabic did not comment on the status of the 250,000 t/y methyl methacrylate monomer (PMMA) plant but said the combined project would be commissioned from the second quarter of 2017 for six months.