KSA: SABIC and shell on Jubail expansion

After the encouraging results of their partnership, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and Shell are looking forward to the expansion of various projects at the Saudi Petrochemical Company (SADAF). The two are engaged in a successful partnership are now planning to go beyond the Saudi Arabian borders with their partnership.
The SADAF site is one of the largest and most competitive petrochemical complexes in the world. It is situated at the Al Jubail industrial zone on kingdom’s eastern coast. SABIC and Shell are developing a full range of polyols (a polyurethane building block) and styrene monomer propylene oxide (SMPO) plants on the site and they will be holding regular meetings and comprehensive studies to make the project a reality which will make the proposed full range of polyols and SMPO plants to be the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa.
The vice-chairman and CEO of SABIC, Mohamed Al-Mady, said they are pleased with the partnership as he hopes that the “investment will respond to demands for solutions” from their customers worldwide. “Our polyurethane solutions will offer strength and flexibility, variable rigidity and insulation properties in a wide range of applications,” he concluded. SABIC is active in sectors like building & construction, automotive & transportation, furniture & bedding, sports goods, food packaging, cold chain & refrigeration, and home appliances industries.
Shell’s technological know-how will heavily be counted upon in the expansion of the joint partnership in order to build blocks for the polyurethanes industry and petrochemicals sector in the Middle East and beyond.
The partners are committed to the polyurethanes, styrene, propylene oxide and derivatives sectors, and have access to leading technologies as major international suppliers.
Developing the polyurethane sector in Saudi Arabia will help energy savings.

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