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Sadaf Reactivates and Expands Styrene Project

1:46 PM MDT | May 16, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Saudi Petrochemical Co. (Sadaf), a joint venture between Sabic and Shell Chemicals Arabia, has reactivated plans to build a styrene unit and upped the plant’s initial capacity, which was originally due to be 600,000 m.t./year, sources say (CW, Feb. 7, p. 17). The project was put on hold earlier pending a feasibility study, which is still in progress. Shell confirms that Sadaf is studying additional styrene capacity at Al Jubail. “The new plant would have a capacity of about 720,000 m.t./year and be ready for start-up in the 2009-10 timeframe,”...

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