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Samsung Selected to Build Sabic-Albemarle Alkyls Plant

5:32 AM MDT | April 11, 2011 | Ian Young

Saudi Organometallic Chemicals Co. (SOCC), a 50-50 joint venture between Sabic and Albemarle, has selected Samsung Engineering to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for a previously announced aluminum alkyls plant at Jubail, Saudi Arabia. Samsung will begin detailed engineering immediately in Korea. Completion of the plant is scheduled for the third quarter of 2012. The SOCC facility will have capacity for 6,000 m.t./year of tri ethyl aluminum, the key co-catalyst used in polyolefin production. It will be the first plant in the Mideast to...

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