Sadara awards main automation contract to ABB


Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) has chosen ABB as its Main Automation Contractor (MAC).

The automation contract includes supply of process automation systems, safety systems, project management, project engineering, commissioning assistance, post-commissioning site support, as well as engineering, operator, and maintenance technician training.

The integrated chemical complex being built in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia will be the largest plastics and chemicals production complex ever built in a single phase and is expected to be fully operational in 2015.

Mr Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABB's Process Automation Division commented, "ABB's combination of leading-edge technology and extensive global and regional resources help it consistently execute large, complex projects like this one, so that our customers can operate successfully from the outset."

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