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JGC Signs Deal to Expand Petro Rabigh's Ethane Cracker in Saudi Arabia

3:04 AM MDT | August 13, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

JGC confirms CW’s exclusive report that it will be responsible for the expansion of Petro Rabigh’s existing ethylene plant at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. The contractor signed a deal to add 300,000 m.t./year ethylene capacity at the facility, which will raise the total to 1.6 million m.t./year. The facility forms part of Rabigh II, a $7 billion expansion program by Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, the joint venture partners in Petro Rabigh. JGC built the original cracker designed to produce 1.3 million m.t./year, using Shaw Stone & Webster...

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