A consortium of South Korea’s Samsung Engineering Company and Germany’s Linde has won an early construction deal for a Saudi-based acrylic acid complex expected to cost SR4bn ($1.1bn), Trade Arabia has reported. Saudi subsidiaries of Tasnee Sahara Olefins Co – a joint-venture of Tasnee and Sahara Petrochemicals Company – own 75% of the complex and 25% belongs to US-based Rohm and Haas, recently bought by Dow Chemical, the Saudi firms said.