Saudi’s $20bn Sadara complex to be functional next year

Chemical complex in Saudi Arabia will be the world’s largest to be built in a single phase.

The Sadara Chemical Company is a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical Company.

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The $20 billion Sadara chemical complex in Jubail, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical Company, is expected to be operational in 2015, it was reported.

The project in Jubail industrial City is the largest chemical complex in the world to be built in a single phase, according to Sadara Chemical Company’s website. Additionally, it will have 26 manufacturing plants with a capacity of more than 3 million metric tons per year.

70 percent of the work on the project is complete, Arab News reported.

“The project is nearing completion. Although there is now a little way to go, it is important to work slowly and at a steady pace to ensure the success of the project. This requires greater determination and a higher level of cooperation from all the partners in the project,” said Khalid Al-Falih, CEO of Saudi Aramco, quoted in Arab News.

Construction work on the project will have used more than a million cubic volumes of concrete, 160,000 tons of steel, and 2,500 km of pipes when complete, Al-Falih added.

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