Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia – Sadara has broken ground on two pipelines, one for ethylene oxide, and the other for propylene oxide. They will feed downstream users in the adjacent PlasChem Park.
PasChem Park tenants will be able to tap into a distribution manifold that shares these feeds and others.
Sadara claims this is the first such pipeline to be built in the Middle East North Africa region. In addition, the pipeline will be 'a significant driver of downstream manufacturing in the kingdom'.
The announcement comes 10 months after Sadara and Foster Wheeler signed a detailed engineering contract for two 7 km pipelines.
Sadara explained that PlasChem Park forms part of Saudi Arabia's strategic aim to produce higher-added value chemical products in the kingdom for internal use and export. Covering 12 km2, it enables direct connections to raw materials to be made.
Hydrocarbon resins, ethylene oxide/propylene oxide, polyurethanes and plastics clusters lie at the heart of the Park.