Sipchem opens cable insulation polymers plant in Jubail Industrial City complex, Saudi Arabia

Sipchem opens cable insulation polymers plant in Jubail, Saudi Arabia

9:21 AM, 4th March 2014
Sipchem opens cable insulation polymers plant in Jubail Industrial City complex

JUBAIL, SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) has commenced initial start-up of cable insulation polymers plant on 2 March 2014. The plant owned by Gulf Advanced Cables Insulation Company, a Sipchem affiliate, is located in Jubail Industrial City complex, Saudi Arabia.

The plant will produce cable insulation polymers which are used for fabricating electrical cable insulation materials. Such specialized products are considered part of the Company’s strategy to execute comprehensive transformation projects in addition to the existing products of the Company. Moreover, establishing such plant is deemed to be a part of Third Phase Development Program of Sipchem projects on one hand, the product will meet local and regional demand on the other hand; In addition to fulfilling international demand.

The raw material required for the project is Low density polyethylene (LDPE) and Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) that shall be acquired from International Polymers Company (IPC), a Sipchem affiliate. Gulf Advanced Cables Insulation Company, a joint project owned by Sipchem and Hanwha Chemicals Company of Korea, shall market the products in the Middle East and Europe. It should be noted that the financial impact shall be reflected when commencing commercial operation.

 

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