Saudi’s Sadara marks mechanical completion of EO/PO pipeline to PlasChem Park

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture (JV) between Saudi Aramco and US-based Dow, has marked the mechanical completion of an ethylene oxide/propylene oxide (EO/PO) pipeline and distribution center project to supply raw materials to tenants of PlasChem Park, an industrial park at Jubail industrial city. 

Two parallel raw material pipelines will deliver EO and PO raw materials to Plaschem Park’s various business tenants, enabling them to manufacture a wide range of specialty chemical products. The EO pipeline is about 6.8 kilometers long and the PO line is around 6.2 kilometers long. The PlasChem Park Oxide Distribution Facility is where both pipes meet.

Sadara’s EO and PO products are used in various industries, including oil and gas field chemicals, construction materials, detergents, household and personal care products, water treatment chemicals, mining chemicals, coatings and paint, pharmaceutical goods and animal feed. 

Dr. Faisal Al Faqeer
Dr. Faisal Al Faqeer
CEO – Sadara

“Congratulations to the team and partners for safely completing this unique project. The EO / PO pipeline transportation system will be the first in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Our project serves as an important impetus for downstream manufacturing in the Kingdom. It is an important part of the Kingdom’s downstream transformation under Vision 2030, with new business opportunities in the chemical industry and related sectors. It creates thousands of new jobs.” 

The chemical company in the Jubail industrial city is the world’s largest chemical complex ever built in a single phase, with 26 integrated world-scale manufacturing plants that aim to produce more than three million tons of products every year.

PlasChem Park is a 12-km² industrial park dedicated to downstream chemical and conversion industries in Saudi Arabia developed by the Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY). 

The park is adjacent to Sadara’s Chemical Complex and is uniquely positioned to enable and support many Sadara-based downstream opportunities in many market segments, including the Chemicals Intermediates Cluster, Ethylene Oxide/Propylene Oxide (EO/PO) Cluster, Polyurethane Cluster and Polymers Cluster.

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