Sadara Starts Up


Spotted this story in the news this week – why is it significant?  Well, I worked on the FEED phase for over a year, leading the Interfaces team that helped document and validate the thousands of interfaces between the various process Units, ensuring that every Unit was supplied with the correct feeds and utilities, and produced product and effluent streams that downstream units could handle.


Sadara Chemical, a $20 billion petrochemical joint venture between national oil giant Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, has started operating its mixed-feed cracker at the venture’s petrochemical complex in Jubail.

The Sadara complex, comprising 26 integrated facilities, is the largest petrochemical facility to be built in a single phase. All facilities are scheduled to be commissioned by the end of 2017.


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