SAUDI ARABIA: Sadara breaks ground on EO/PO pipeline project at PlasChem Park
Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) on Sunday (3 March 2019) broke ground on the Ethylene Oxide (EO) and Propylene Oxide (PO) Pipeline Project. This pipeline will serve a key industrial cluster in PlasChem Park, a collaborative effort between Sadara and the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY). The system will feature a manifold for distributing EO and PO to a number of PlasChem Park tenants, who will receive these feeds and other inputs to produce a variety of diversified specialty products.
The EO/PO pipeline transportation system will be the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. PlasChem Park investors will be able to receive Sadara’s EO and PO products directly to their facilities enabling on demand production of end products for the Saudi market, as well as further abroad. In May 2018, Sadara entered into a detailed engineering contract with Amec Foster Wheeler and Partners Engineering Co. – Al Khobar for the design, engineering, material specifications and procurement for two 7-kilometer special material pipelines to transport EO and PO from Sadara plants to PlasChem Park. With the design phase completed, the EO/PO Pipeline Project, serving one of PlasChem Park’s most attractive clusters, is continuing to move ahead on schedule.
Source: Daily “Saudi Gazette”, Jeddah; 3 Mar 2019
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)