Al-Jubail Petrochemical Company (KEMYA) has awarded French engineering firm Technip an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for an elastomer facility, located in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia
The new Halobutyl 2 facility will produce 110,000 tonnes per year of rubber using ExxonMobil-licensed technology. Halobutyl is a high-quality synthetic rubber polymer.
This project is part of the Saudi Elastomers programme undertaken by KEMYA to set up a world-scale speciality elastomers facility to serve local markets, the wider Middle East region and Asia.
Technip senior vice president of Middle East Region Arturo Grimaldi stated, "We are glad to work on the implementation of this facility, based on a state-of-art technology, in line with Saudi Arabia’s strategic objectives."
The project will be executed by Technip’s operating centre in Abu Dhabi.
KEMYA is a 50:50 joint venture between Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and Exxon Chemical Arabia, an affiliate of ExxonMobil Chemical Company.