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Soda Ash JV Planned for Saudi Arabia

3:20 PM MST | February 25, 2008 | Rebecca Coons

General Chemical Soda Ash Partners (GCSAP) and S&A Abahsain (Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia) say they will form a joint venture to build a 1-million m.t./year soda ash facility in Saudi Arabia. Two sites are under evaluation for the facility, says a company source. The jv expects to bring capacity online in two stages of 500,000 m.t./year each, the first of which is expected to become operational in the second half of 2010 or early 2011. The date for startup of the second half has not yet been set, the source says. The capacity is expected to keep pace with regional...

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