Sharq ethylene plant starts full operation
Jubail, Saudi Arabia, April 20, 2010
The Shaw Group has announced full commercial operation of Eastern
Petrochemical Company's (Sharq) grassroots ethylene plant in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
Shaw provided its proprietary ethylene technology and engineering, procurement and construction management for the 1.3 million metric tonne per year ethylene plant. Shaw also provided operational support during the commissioning and startup of the plant, which
uses ethane and propane as feedstocks, a statement said.
“With this facility now in full operation, Shaw continues to strengthen its global reputation for providing ethylene plants with high operational reliability and superior performance,” said Lou Pucher, president of Shaw’s Energy & Chemicals Group.
Sharq is a joint venture equally owned by Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) and SPDC Ltd, a Japanese consortium led by the government of Japan and the Mitsubishi group of companies. -Business Wire