Petrokemya Al-Jubail Complex is an active petrochemical complex located in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. The complex started commercial operations in 1984 and currently has an active annual capacity of 11.66mtpa. Its capacity is expected to increase to 13.27mtpa in 2030. The plants in this complex are operated by Petrokemya and Saudi Basic Industries.

Key Products Capacity – Petrokemya Al-Jubail Complex, 2020

Key products produced in this complex include ethylene, ethylbenzene, styrene, ethylene dichloride (EDC), polyethylene etc.

Ethylene accounts for major capacity share i.e., 29.5% of the total annual capacity of the complex with 3.44mtpa, followed by ethylbenzene and styrene with 10.2% (1.19mtpa) and 9.4% (1.1mtpa) respectively.

Details of key upcoming projects in Petrokemya Al-Jubail Complex

The complex is set to add capacity with upcoming plant, Petrokemya Al-Jubail Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) Plant Expansion (0.21mtpa).

The complex also includes Petrokemya Al-Jubail Butadiene Plant Expansion, and Petrokemya Al-Jubail Ethylene Plant 1 Expansion for which the capacity information is not available/reported.

Contractors involved in the Petrokemya Al-Jubail Complex

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects in the Petrokemya Al-Jubail Complex include the following.

Design/FEED: KBR.

About Saudi Basic Industries

Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC), a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Oil Co, is a Chemical manufacturing company. The company is engaged in petrochemicals, chemicals, industrial polymers, fertilizers, and metals. It also provides engineering tools, fast formulation service and small order quantities service. The company operates brands such as Elcres, Valox, GTX, Lexan, LNP, ColorXpress, and Cycoloy, among others. It has geographical presence across the US, Europe, and China, among others. SABIC is headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


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