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Sahara and LyondellBasell Start up PP Complex at Al Jubail

4:18 AM MDT | October 27, 2009 | Natasha Alperowicz

Al-Waha Petrochemical Co., a joint venture in which Sahara Petrochemicals Co. has 75% and LyondellBasell 25%, has started up its new propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene (PP) complex at Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The complex uses LyondellBasell's Spherizone technology to produce 450,000 m.t./year of PP. It is the largest unit to date to use the Spherizone process. The complex offers "integrated Middle East-advantaged production costs" and close proximity to target markets of Saudi Arabia, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, says Omar...

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