Petrokemya Butadiene Project KBR Works on Saudi Butadiene Plant Expansion Project

Editor: Dominik Stephan

KBR of Texas will provide front-end engineering for the debottlenecking and expansion of a butadiene extraction plant in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The site by Sabic subsidiary Petrokemya has an installed capacity of approximately 5.15 million metric tons per year of petrochemicals including olefins, PVC/VCM, polystyrene and polyethylene.

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Riyadh/Saudi Arabia – The butadiene extraction plant was built in 1993 with a capacity of 123 kilotons per year. Petrokemya plans to significantly expand the capacity of the plant. This expansion is part of Petrokemya and Sabic’s vision and strategic business plan with a view of growing market demands in the downstream petrochemical market.

“KBR is delighted to further strengthen our more than 20-year relationship with SABIC and our commitment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through this strategic project,” said Stuart Bradie, KBR’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “This contract award for the Petrokemya Butadiene Debottleneck Project demonstrates KBR’s world-class petrochemical execution and delivery capabilities within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

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