Baker Hughes and Dussur launch chemicals manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia

The facility was inaugurated in the presence of HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman Al Saud, Minister of Energy (third from left); His Excellency Eng. Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Investment (left) and His Excellency Mr. Bandar bin Ibrahim AlKhorayef, Minister of Industry & Mineral Resources (fourth from left). (Image source: Baker Hughes)

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Baker Hughes, an energy technology company, and Dussur, owned by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF), Saudi Aramco and SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation), have inaugurated the Saudi Petrolite Chemicals facility, a chemicals manufacturing facility focused on providing oilfield, power generation and industrial chemicals in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The new facility will increase KSA’s supply base targets of raw materials such as solvents and glycols, as well as accelerate the development of manufacturing skills and capabilities of the local workforce with more than 70% Saudization. With faster delivery of fit-for-purpose chemical solutions, the facility is closer to customers and suppliers, creating efficiencies across the business. The new facility also builds on Baker Hughes’ continued strategy to source and produce chemicals in proximity to key demand hubs. Spanning approximately 90,000 sq. m with an on-site quality control lab, ethylene oexide, propylene oxide pipeline feedstock and 14 storage tanks

“Today is a testament to Baker Hughes and Dussur’s continued efforts to drive in-country value to better serve the chemicals market in the Kingdom and across the region. Aligned to the Kingdom’s vision, the inauguration of the Saudi Petrolite Chemicals facility marks another milestone in the Kingdom’s remarkable journey of economic and industrial growth.  For Baker Hughes, I am proud to be a part of this journey we started more than 85 years ago in KSA, as we invest in growth together,” said Lorenzo Simonelli, chairman and CEO, Baker Hughes.

Dr. Raed Al-Rayes, CEO of Dussur, added, “The inauguration of the new Saudi Petrolite Chemicals project comes within Dussur’s efforts to cooperate with its partners for strategic localisation, to maximise the developmental and economic impact in the Kingdom. At Dussur, we are proud and appreciative of today’s partnership with Baker Hughes that marks a significant milestone. This new project will provide special, distinguished opportunities for the sons and daughters of our nation, as we target a Saudization rate of more than 70%.”