Saudi Basic Industries will operate the upcoming Ras Al-Khair cracking refinery, proposed to be built at Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, the integrated cracking refinery will be owned by Saudi Basic Industries, with operations expected to start in 2025. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 400
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 192
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 100
Hydrocracker (mbd): 96
Reformer (mbd): 76
Hydrotreater (mbd): 252
Alkylation (mbd): 12
Isomerization (mbd): 24

During the period 2021-2025, the Ras Al-Khair refinery cracking is expected to witness an estimated $8,080m of capex.

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 the manufacturing of 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 Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. SABIC is headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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