Solvay/Sadara: Joint Venture to Construct HP Plant
Company and the Solvay Group, has begun constructing one of the world's largest hydrogen peroxide (HP) plants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The plant will provide a key raw material to Sadara and will strengthen Solvay's global leadership position in HP technology and markets.
With a capacity exceeding 300,000 metric tons per year and a planned start up in 2015, the mega plant is being built at Sadara's chemical complex in Jubail Industrial City II. It will be the first HP facility in the Kingdom.
Sadara will use output from the plant as a raw material for the HP-to-propylene oxide (HPPO) manufacturing plant on the site, thereby supporting its propylene oxide (PO) derivative units that produce polyols and propylene glycol.
For Solvay, this will be its third joint venture mega HP plant following the 230,000 MT/yr plant in Antwerp, Belgium, a joint venture with The Dow Chemical Company and BASF, and the 330,000 MT/yr mega plant in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, a joint venture with Dow.
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