Amec Foster Wheeler nabs Saudi's Sadara pipelines contract

The firm will deliver design, engineering, material specifications, and procurement services for the special material pipelines, each of which spans 7km

Amec Foster Wheeler will help to construct two pipelines for Saudi Arabia's Sadara Chemical Company [representational image].
Amec Foster Wheeler will help to construct two pipelines for Saudi Arabia's Sadara Chemical Company [representational image].

Amec Foster Wheeler and Partners Engineering Co – Al Khobar will work on two pipelines as part of a contract awarded by Sadara Chemical Company.

The company will deliver design, engineering, material specifications, and procurement services for the special material pipelines, each of which spans 7km. 

The pipelines will transport ethylene oxide (EO) and propylene oxide (PO) from Sadara plants to PlasChem Park, a collaboration between Sadara and the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY).

Upon completion, the EO/PO pipeline transportation system will be the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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Sadara explained that the system will include a manifold for distributing EO and PO to a number of PlasChem Park tenants.

PlasChem Park is a 12 km² industrial park in Jubail Industrial City II, dedicated to downstream chemical and conversion industries.

Many of PlasChem Park's investors are expected to conclude their planned engineering work in H1 2018, with groundbreaking scheduled to take place in the second half of this year. 

These feeds and input products will be used to manufacture oil and gas field chemicals and construction materials, among other items. 

Commenting on the engineering contract, Dr Faisal Al-Faqeer, chief executive officer of Sadara, said: "We will be building a transport system for EO and PO that is second to none in the entire MENA region.

"This is a major milestone for the development of one of the most attractive clusters in PlasChem Park.

"The EO/PO transportation system will be commissioned just in time for the first wave of our EO and PO cluster investors, and will provide a great incentive for EO and PO investors to locate in PlasChem Park." 

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