Saudi Butanol Company (Sabuco) has awarded South Korea's Daelim Construction Co. a 1.1 billion riyal (US$293 mln) contract to build a butanol plant, as per Reuters. Construction of the plant in Jubail Industrial City will start in January 2014, with completion expected by May 2015. The plant will have a capacity of 330,000 tpa of n-butanol, a type of alcohol used to make other chemicals, and 11,000 tpa of iso-butanol.
Sabuco is a joint venture between Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co., Sadara Petrochemical Co. and Saudi Acrylic Acid Co. (SAAC). Saudi Kayan and others.