Saudi Aramco, Total partners with Daelim polyisobutylene plant

Saudi Aramco, Total partners with Daelim for polyisobutylene plant

5:12 AM, 1st February 2019
Polyisobutylene plant

DHAHRAN, SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Aramco with its partner Total announced the signing of a MoU with Daelim. Under the MoU, Daelim is planning to build a new 80,000 tons state-of-the-art Polyisobutylene (PIB) plant, which is expected to come on-stream in 2024. This agreement is another step to drive Saudi Aramco’s petrochemicals growth strategy. This follows Saudi Aramco’s announcement to launch an engineering study to build a large petrochemical complex in Jubail.

The new petrochemicals facility will be using feedstock from the Amiral complex in Jubail, located on Saudi Arabia’s eastern coast.

The facility’s location in Saudi Arabia will give Daelim access to competitive feedstock and energy, with large infrastructure, to better serve customers in the Middle East and markets across Europe and Asia.

This specialty chemical project will be part of the large-scale petrochemical complex of Amiral, located in the value park. It will be using Daelim’s PIB proprietary technology to produce a wide range of products in a single plant, from conventional PIB (CPIB) to highly reactive PIB (HR-PIB).

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