Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC), through its 100%-owned subsidiary, Petrokemya, has awarded an EPC contract to Spanish Técnicas Reunidas to build a grassroots, 140,000-metric-tpy acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plant in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
The plant will be an addition to the Petrokemya Complex, and it will utilize Emulsion ABS technology licensed from SABIC Innovative Plastics. Completion is scheduled for 2014.
Técnicas Reunidas will carry out the detailed engineering, the procurement and supply of equipment and materials, the construction of the plant and the pre-commissioning. The company's award encompasses the chemical storage unit, the polybutadiene latex unit, the high rubber graft unit; the styrene acrylonitrile unit; the compounding unit; the packaging unit; utilities; and the acrylonitrile unloading, storage and pipeline facility.The contract, which has an approximate value of $400 million, is Técnicas Reunidas' twelfth contract in the demanding Saudi Arabian market, in which the company has been working continuously since 2003. Técnicas Reunidas has an ongoing relationship with SABIC and is collaborating on several projects with the Saudi petrochemicals firm.