Contracts let for Al-Jubail petrochemical complex

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Feb. 1 -- Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co. (Saudi Kayan) on Jan. 24 let separate contracts to two companies for the construction of a polypropylene (PP) and a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at its petrochemical complex, for which construction is slated to begin this month in Al-Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia (OGJ Online, Dec. 11, 2006, Newsletter).

Samsung Engineering was awarded the contract to build the 350,000-tonne/year PP plant, and Simon Carves Ltd., UK, received the contract to build a 300,000-tonne/year LDPE plant.

The $2.2 billion complex, expected to be operational in December 2009, will have a capacity exceeding 4 million tonnes/year.

Saudi Kayan is a joint venture of Saudi Basic Industries Corp. 35% and Kayan Petrochemical Co. 20%. The remaining 45% will be offered for public subscription.

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