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General Chemical to Form Soda Ash JV

12:36 PM MST | February 15, 2008 | CW Editorial Staff

General Chemical Soda Ash Partners (GCSAP) and S&A Abahsain (Saudi Arabia) say they will form a joint venture to build a 1-million ton/year soda ash facility in Saudi Arabia. The jv expects to increase capacity at the facility in two stages, each with capacity of 500,000 m.t./year. The first 500,000 m.t./year will come online in 2010. The companies did not disclose the timing for the second stage. S&A Abahsain is the largest distributor of soda ash in Saudi Arabia, supplying 90% of the country’s estimated 350,000 m.t./year demand.  S&A...

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