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Safco delays starting up new urea plant
Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Co. (Safco), a Sabic subsidiary, says that completing mechanical and construction work on its urea plant at Al Jubail has been delayed. Trial runs at the 1.1-million m.t./year urea facility have been delayed by three months, to...

Sipchem to halt production of acetic acid for plant turnaround
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) says it intends to stop production at its Al Jubail acetic acid plant to carry out regular maintenance. The facility will stop production on 1 April for 26 days, during which the company will work to improve...

Saudi firm awards $35-million contract to Nuberg for specialty chemical plant
Addar has awarded a $35-million contract to Nuberg Engineering (Noida, India) to build a specialty chemical plant in Saudi Arabia, the company says. It will be Saudi Arabia's first greenfield sulfolane manufacturing plant, Addar says, adding that sulfolane is...

Sahara to carry out turnaround at Al Waha; Samapco plans chlor-alkali, EDC maintenance
Sahara Petrochemicals Co. said today that it will carry out scheduled maintenance at its Al Waha propylene and polypropylene (PP) facility at Al Jubail. The turnaround will begin on 1 April and last 30 days. The financial impact will depend on the expected...

Yasref refinery likely to be floated on stock exchange
Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Co. (Yasref; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia), in which Saudi Aramco holds 62.5% and Sinopec 37.5%, now in the commissioning process, is likely to be floated on the Saudi Stock Exchange in an initial public offering of shares, according to...

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