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Jubail Acetyls Complex

Plant Owner


Acetic Acid / VAM JV partner

Helm Arabia

Plant Location

Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Complex Project Total Cost

SR7bn ($1.86bn)


Acetic acid, 460,000t/y; VAM, 330,000t/y; acetic anhydride 50,000t/y; 345,000t/y carbon dioxide

Plant Start-Up

December 2009

Financial Advisors

Saudi British Bank and HSBC

Acetyl Co-Production Technology

Eastman Chemical

VAM Technology



Saudi Aramco and International Methanol Company (IMC)

Project Management Services Contract

Foster Wheeler

Carbon Monoxide Construction Contract

Lurgi / Air Liquide

Acetic Acid Plant, Vinyl Acetate Plant and Common Utilities contract

Fluor Canada

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