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Sahara Declares the Completion of Al Waha Plant Test

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 3/26/2011, Location: Middle East

Sahara petrochemicals Company declares that Al Waha Petrochemicals Company, an affiliate of Sahara, has successfully completed its performance test on Wednesday 18th Rabi II, 1432 H corresponding 23rd March, 2011 after the successful completion the performance test of the PDH unit which is regarded the last unit to undergo this test, and accordingly the commercial operations of Al Waha Petrochemicals Company will be starting on April, 1st, 2011.

Al Waha Petrochemicals Company, a limited liability company, is owned by Sahara Petrochemicals Company which holds 75% of its share capital whereas LyondelBasell, as an international partner, owns 25%. It was established in Jubail Industrial city to construct and operate a world scale petrochemical complex with a capacity of 467,000 TPA of propylene utilizing Oleflex technology and this quantity serves as a feedstock for the Polypropylene Unit whose design capacity reaches 450,000 TPA of polypropylene and it I considered as the largest plant producing high quality polypropylene utilizing LBIs technology, sphereizone. Al Waha paid up capital is SR 1574,600 Million and its plant is considered an international landmark in the field of plastics production.

Eng. Esam Himdy, Saharas Managing Director, appreciated the team work spirit of all personnel participated in achieving such a remarkable success. Also he gratefully referred to the support received by Saudi Aramco, RCJU, Marafiq, SEC, HCIS, PIF and all participant banks.

Saharas Executive President, Eng. Saleh M. Bahaman, expressed his gratitude to the work teams of Sahara and Al Waha including administrators, engineers, technicians and operations for joining efforts to make this blessed achievement existing reality.

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