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Aramco and TotalEnergies to build new petrochem complex in Saudi Arabia

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Aramco and TotalEnergies are to construct a new petrochemical facility in Saudi Arabia.
The Amiral complex will be owned, operated, and integrated with the existing SATORP refinery located in Jubail on Saudi Arabia’s eastern coast.
The petrochemical facility will enable SATORP to convert internally produced refinery off-gases and naphtha, as well as ethane and natural gasoline supplied by Aramco, into higher value chemicals.
The complex will comprise of a mixed feed cracker capable of producing 1.65 million tpy of ethylene, the first in the region to be integrated with a refinery.
It will also include two state-of-the-art polyethylene units using Advanced Dual Loop technology, a butadiene extraction unit, and other associated derivatives units.
Its construction is scheduled to begin early next year with commercial operation targeted to start in 2027.
Saudi Aramco CEO Amin H. Nasser said: “Our long-standing relationship with TotalEnergies has been further strengthened by this important project, which represents an opportunity for us to showcase the potential for cutting edge liquids to chemicals technologies that support the circular economy.
“With this collaboration we aim to expand the value chain by producing advanced chemicals more efficiently than ever before, accelerating industrial progress in the Kingdom.”
Patrick Pouyanné, chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies, said: “We are delighted to write a new page of our joint history by launching this expansion project, building on the successful development of SATORP, our biggest and most efficient refining and petrochemicals platform in the world.
“It also deepens the exemplary relationship between our two companies over many decades in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This world-class complex also fits with our strategy to expand sustainably in petrochemicals by maximising the synergies within our major platforms.”

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