SAUDI ARABIA: Samapco finishes performance testing for Jubail caustic soda, EDC facility

The project includes a 250,000-t/y caustic soda and 300,000-t/y EDC plant, based on Uhde's technology, and is expected to start commercial operations during the second quarter of this year.

The project was originally planned to begin production during the first quarter of 2013.

In August 2013, Samapco began trial start-up operations at the facility.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 10 Feb 2014
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)