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SABIC & Linde: 1st commercialization of LAO

By Gerald Ondrey |

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; www.sabic.com) and The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; www.linde.com) announced today the first successful commercialization of Linear Alpha Olefins (LAO), using α-SABLIN technology developed jointly by SABIC and Linde. Discussions began in 1998 between SABIC and Linde for the development of technologies and plant capacity to produce LAO. In July 2004 SABIC’s manufacturing affiliate Jubail United Petrochemical Co. (United) awarded the contract to Linde for engineering, procurement and construction of the 150,000-metric-tons-per-year plant at Jubail on the Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia. (CE, December 2001, p. 15) The United project was carried out by Linde’s subsidiary, Linde-KCA-Dresden GmbH, Germany, in close cooperation with Linde Engineering in Pullach, Germany and SABIC’s Technology and Innovation organization.   A performance test run proved the commercial capability of the facility in May 2009 and United accepted the results in July 2009.   “This first commercialization of LAOs at Jubail is very much in keeping with SABIC’s continuous search for innovative technologies that can be employed to bring new and better product solutions…
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