FEED SABIC and ExxonMobil Elastomers Project Joint Venture Moves Into FEED Stage

Editor: Marion Henig

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and affiliates of ExxonMobil Chemical announced that work on their proposed elastomers project joint venture has moved fully into Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED).

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Jubail is a city in the Eastern province on the Persian Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia. (Picture: Wikipedia)
Jubail is a city in the Eastern province on the Persian Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia. (Picture: Wikipedia)

Jubail, Saudi Arabia – SABIC and ExxonMobil have selected Jubail Industrial City as the site for the new manufacturing units following a comprehensive evaluation of a number of variables, including integration opportunities with their existing petrochemical joint venture at KEMYA, to determine the best location for producing these specialty products.

As previously announced, plans would establish a domestic supply of more than 400 KTA of rubber, thermoplastic specialty polymers (EPDM/TPE, TPO, Butyl, SBR/PBR) and carbon black to serve emerging local and international markets in Asia and the Middle East. The project also includes a vocational training institute and product application development and support center, which is aligned with Saudi Arabia’s National Industrial Clusters Development Program to grow and diversify the Kingdom's manufacturing sector.

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