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EPC Engineering/Chemical Complex Foster Wheeler Works on Propylene Oxide Unit for Sadara Chemicals

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

Engineering Specialists Foster Wheeler will continue their work for the Sadara project, a joint venture of Dow and Saudi Aramco that is currently busy building one of the largest fully integrated chemicals complexes at Jubail/Saudi Arabia.

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At the ceremony marking the Sadara joint venture shareholders’ agreement in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Swiss engineering specialists Foster Wheeler were recently selected to supply a propylene oxide unit for the integrated chemical complex. (Picture: Saudi Aramco)
At the ceremony marking the Sadara joint venture shareholders’ agreement in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Swiss engineering specialists Foster Wheeler were recently selected to supply a propylene oxide unit for the integrated chemical complex. (Picture: Saudi Aramco)

Zug/Switzerland & Dhahran/Saudi Arabia – Foster Wheeler will accompany the Dow and Saudi Aramco mega joint–venture Sadara Chemical Company with engineering, procurement and construction management works for a propylene oxide (PO) unit at Jubail Industrial City/Saudi Arabia. The unit will be part of a world-scale, fully integrated chemicals complex, one of the largest of its kind in the world, Foster Wheeler officials stated.

This contract has been awarded as an extension to the front-end engineering design (FEED) contract awarded to Foster Wheeler by AOC and Dow in 2008. The complex at Jubail is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2015.

“A key factor in this win was the outstanding Foster Wheeler performance delivered on previous work for Saudi Aramco and Dow,” said Umberto della Sala, Chief Operating Officer of Foster Wheeler AG. “First, we received an excellent performance rating from both clients for the significant FEED work that we carried out for the new Jubail complex. Second, we recently completed a new propylene oxide facility in Thailand for the Dow-Siam Cement Group joint venture.

The new facility was delivered by our Thailand operation on time, within budget, with an outstanding safety record and to very high quality standards. The PO unit of the Jubail project will be managed by our Thailand operation, bringing the additional benefit of rolling over the high-performing, experienced Thai PO project team onto the Jubail project. We also continue to support Saudi Aramco and Dow by executing additional FEED work scopes and assisting in the management of various other elements of the overall Jubail project.”

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