Intertec wins key Saudi contract
Riyadh, February 25, 2013
UK-based Intertec said it has won a contract from Sadara Chemical Company, the $20 billion petrochemical joint venture between oil giant Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company, to set up outdoor cabinets for its upcoming plant in Jubail Industrial City.
Sadara said as per the deal, Intertec will construct the outdoor cabinets from high-performance grades of GRP (glass reinforced polyester).
This will provide proven long-term protection against the region's extreme climatic conditions - which include very high temperatures and UV levels for example - as well as the corrosion threats posed by the process media and salty sea air, said the Saudi company in a statement.
The Sadara complex will have 26 world scale manufacturing plants and on completion will be the world’s largest petrochemical facility ever built in a single phase, it added.
Intertec plans to construct cabinets to protect around 1000 field-based analyzers for this project.
Sadara said the key technical reasons behind the selection of Intertec's enclosure technology are the performance of the GRP-based construction materials used - which have been proven in previous applications with the joint venture partners behind Sadara - and the company's turnkey manufacturing capability.
The cabinets are being designed and manufactured at two of Intertec's global facilities, in Sarnia (Canada) and Neustadt (Germany). Deliveries to the instrumentation OEMs involved in the Sadara project have started in the first quarter of 2013, it added.-TradeArabia News Service