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KBR awarded contract by SABIC for butadiene expansion

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 07/11/2014 (15:54)
According to a press release dated November 6 on the company’s website, KBR has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract by Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) for the expansion of its Petrokemya butadiene extraction plant in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The contract value wasn’t disclosed.

Petrokemya, a wholly-owned affiliate of SABIC, is one of the largest manufacturing sites in Al Jubail. The site has the combined capacity of around 5.15 million tons/year of petrochemicals. With the expansion project, the company aims to raise the capacity of its butadiene extraction plant which has the capacity of 123,000 tons/year. The company did not disclose the new capacity, but said that it would be a “significant” expansion.
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