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Evonik, Tasnee, and Sahara Sign Deal to Produce SAP in Saudi Arabia; Fluor Awarded Contract

11:13 AM MDT | August 17, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Evonik Industries and Saudi Acrylic Acid Co. (SAAC; Jubail, Saudi Arabia) are going ahead with previously announced plans to produce superabsorbent polymers (SAP) in Saudi Arabia. The companies today signed an agreement to form Saudi Acrylic Polymers Co. (SAPCo) joint venture, which will build a “triple-digit million euro" plant at Jubail designed to produce 80,000 m.t./year of SAP. Completion is scheduled in late 2013. Fluor has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build the plant. The SAPCo SAP plant forms part...

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