Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-Gulf Advanced Chemical Co. (GACIC) has bought its 75-kilotonnes-per-annum butanediol (BDO) plant in Jubail, Saudi Arabia on stream, according to tradearabia.com.
The plant is the first BDO plant in the Middle East. GACIC, an affiliate of Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) used process technology from Huntsman Corp. and Davy Process Technology for the plant, built by Aker Kvaerner of the Netherlands in less than 33 months.
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