Sadara awards design contract for feedstock transport pipelines

29 May 2018
Pipeline system is said to be the first of its kind in the MENA region

Saudi petrochemicals major Sadara Chemical Company has awarded a detailed engineering contract to a consortium of the UK’s Wood Group and Al-Khobar-based Partners Engineering Company for two pipelines transporting special feedstock to chemicals manufacturers in a nearby industrial park.

Sadara, a joint venture of Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemicals, has awarded the contracts for the design, engineering, material specifications and procurement for two 7 kilometre-long special material pipelines that will transport ethylene oxide (EO) and propylene oxide (PO) from its plants to PlasChem Park, an industrial complex project undertaken jointly by Sadara and the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu.

The pipeline system will include a manifold for distributing EO and PO to a number of PlasChem Park tenants, who will use the feedstock and other inputs to produce specialty industrial and consumer products, including: oil and gas field chemicals; construction material; detergents; home and personal care products; water treatment chemicals; mining chemicals; coating and paint applications; pharmaceutical goods and animal feed.

The EO/PO pipeline transportation system is set to become the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region.

There are currently two downstream investment projects operating in Jubail Industrial City II, where PlasChem Park is located.

Existing investors in the complex will conclude their planned project engineering activities in the first half of 2018, with groundbreaking activities set to take place in the second half of the year.

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