Alfa Laval has won an order from a Korean
engineering company to supply heat exchangers for a natural
gas project in Saudi Arabia. The order
value is approximately SEK 80 million, and delivery is
scheduled for 2013.
The Alfa Laval heat exchangers will be used in a new major
gas-processing facility in Saudi Arabia, where they will be
recovering energy in the gas-cleaning process, bringing down
power consumption and CO2 emissions.
Siemens has taken the next step toward a
massive expansion of its activities in Saudi
Arabia, breaking ground on a landmark manufacturing facility
for gas turbines and compressors. Planned for completion in
late 2013, the center will create job opportunities for young
Saudis, serving as a knowledge transfer hub for new Siemens technology and supporting the
countrys industrialization drive.
The power equipment manufactured at the plant will be
supplied to the local Saudi market, where energy requirements
are strongly increasing. Siemens and its local partner,
E.A. Juffali & Brothers, will jointly
invest a US dollar figure in the hundreds of millions in the
facility, which will be constructed on a 220,000-m2
site in Dammam in the Kingdoms Eastern Region. The
manufacturing facility is reportedly the first of its kind for
Siemens in the Middle East.
EQUATE Petrochemical Co. and
Schmidt + Clemens Group (S+C) have signed a
strategic cooperation agreement relevant to enhancing and
optimizing production performance of ethylene crackers.
EQUATEs procurement leader, Ahmad Al-Saleh, said,
As EQUATE owned and managed ethylene production
capacities reach 1.8 million metric tpy, this strategic accord
leverages a decade-long business relationship with S+C to
implement solutions, best practices and latest technologies in
operational and life-cycle optimization of ethylene crackers
Established in 1995, EQUATE is an international joint
venture between Petrochemical Industries Co., The
Dow Chemical Co., Boubyan Petrochemical Co. and
Qurain Petrochemical Industries Co. Commencing
production in 1997, EQUATE is the single operator of a fully
integrated world-scale manufacturing facility producing over 5
million tpy of high-quality petrochemical products that are
marketed throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe.