Global Processing

France’s Technip awarded contract for elastomer project in Saudi Arabia

July 23, 2012

PARIS — French engineering company Technip has been awarded a contract to design and build a halobutyl production facility for Saudi Arabia-based Al-Jubail Petrochemical Co. (KEMYA).

The project is part of the Saudi Elastomers Program undertaken by KEMYA to set up a world-scale specialty elastomers facility to serve local markets, the Middle East and Asia.

The new facility will produce 110,000 tons per year of rubber using ExxonMobil licensed technology.

Technip’s operating center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will execute the contract.

"We are glad to work on the implementation of this world-class facility, based on a state-of-art technology, in line with Saudi Arabia’s strategic objectives,” said Arturo Grimaldi, senior vice president of Technip Middle East Region. “This contract reinforces Technip’s leading position in the petrochemical business and in Saudi Arabia, where we have been present for more than 30 years."