Foster Wheeler AG subsidiaries of its Global Engineering and Construction Group have been awarded an engineering and procurement contract by Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) for a packaging center at Jubail Industrial City in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The packaging center will be part of a world-scale, fully integrated chemicals complex that is being built by Sadara, a joint venture between Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and The Dow Chemical Company (Dow). When complete, the complex – the largest ever built in a single phase – will be owned and operated by Sadara. The packaging center contract has been awarded as an extension to the front-end engineering design (FEED) contract awarded to Foster Wheeler in 2008.
The packaging center, expected to be completed in H2-2014, will serve as a logistics handling hub for Sadara’s chemical complex. The facility will handle packaging, storage and loading of high value-added chemical products and performance plastics for road and rail transport within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and for export to overseas markets.