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Solvay to form JV with Sadara to build H2O2 plant in Saudi Arabia  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Solvay S.A. announced today that it has the intention to create a 50/50 joint venture with Sadara Chemical Co. (itself a planned joint venture of Saudi Arabian Oil Co. and The Dow Chemical Co.) for the construction and operation of a hydrogen peroxide plant in Jubail industrial City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Scheduled to be operational in the second half of 2015, this new plant is intended to supply H2O2 as a raw material for the manufacture of propylene oxide (PO) by Sadara at its world-scale, fully integrated chemicals complex. Propylene oxide is used to produce propylene glycol, polyurethanes and glycol ethers. Solvay will use its proprietary, high-yield hydrogen peroxide technology for the world-scale plant. Dow and Saudi Aramco announced the planned formation of Sadara on July 25, 2011. Building on Saudi Aramco’s project management and execution expertise, and utilizing many of Dow’s industry leading technologies, the Sadara chemicals complex, comprising 26 manufacturing units, will be one of the world’s largest integrated chemical facilities, and the largest ever built in one single phase. The complex will possess flexible cracking capabilities and will produce over 3 million metric tons (m.t.) of high…
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