Sadara to build packaging centre in Saudi Arabia


Foster Wheeler has received an engineering and procurement contract from Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) for a packaging centre at Jubail Industrial City, located in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

"The packaging centre will serve as a logistics handling hub for Sadara's chemical complex."

Sadara, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow, will own and operate the packaging centre, which is part of fully integrated chemicals complex in Saudi Arabia.

The contract, which is an extension to 2008 FEED contract, will be executed by Foster Wheeler's global engineering and construction subsidiary for an undisclosed sum.

The packaging centre will serve as a logistics handling hub for Sadara's chemical complex, and will handle packaging, storage and loading of high value-added chemical products and performance plastics for road and rail transport, both within Saudi Arabia and for exporting to foreign markets.

Foster Wheeler chief operating officer Umberto della Sala said the award further continues the company's long-standing association with Saudi Aramco and Dow.

''This is the second major unit awarded to Foster Wheeler under its FEED contract with Sadara, the first being the propylene oxide unit which was awarded in December 2011 and is currently being executed by our Thailand office,'' Sala added.

The packaging centre is expected to be completed in the second half of 2014.