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Jan 22, 2012 ARAB NEWS

New Bahra Cables factory to make PVC compound
Bahra Cables Company's factory convertes polyvinyl chloride (PVC) into granules.

Bahra Cables Company has started production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound at its new state-of-the-art factory in Jeddah, which has an annual output capacity of over 36,000 tons per year — worth more SR120 million.

Bahra Cables Company, a subsidiary of Construction Products Holding Company (CPC), sources PVC feedstock for the new factory from Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) to produce the granules used for jacketing and insulating cables.

SABIC is one of the worldfs largest manufacturers of PVC and the sole producer in Saudi Arabia.

gThe compound will go to our cable factory in Bahra and more than meet our needs of 12,000 tons of plastic per year,h said Talal Idriss, CEO of Bahra Cables Company.

The factory, built with the expertise of Buss Company of Switzerland, is completely integrated and equipped with the latest technologies in the field, the CEO said.

gThe new factory eliminates the need for local sourcing, ensures the production of superior quality of cables and creates jobs for citizens,h Idriss said.

gSo far, 30 young Saudis are working in the new manufacturing plant,h he said.

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2014/2/4  

SNC-Lavalin, Sinopec Engineering to build Saudi sulfuric acid facility

The sulfuric acid plant will use industry leading technology from MECS (a wholly-owned subsidiary of DuPont) to produce acid and generate power through the efficient recovery of process waste heat.

SNC-Lavalin, in consortium with Sinopec Engineering Group, has signed a contract with Ma'aden in Saudi Arabia to provide engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up services for a three-line,15,150 tpd sulfuric acid plant.

*Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure.

Also included in the agreement are two 75-MW power plants that will recover heat generated by the acid plant operations. The total value of the contract is approximately $764 million, with SNC-Lavalin's portion estimated at $500 million .

The project was awarded as part of Ma'aden's Waad Al Shamal phosphate project, which involves the conversion of phosphate ore from the Al Khabra mine into various end products, primarily for the agricultural sector.

The contract signing was formalized at a ceremony held in Turaif, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday with the participation of the Saudi Royal Family, government ministers and various dignitaries.

The sulfuric acid plant will use industry leading technology from MECS (a wholly-owned subsidiary of DuPont) to produce acid and generate power through the efficient recovery of process waste heat.

The project, scheduled to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2016, will be one of the largest complexes of its kind.

"We are honored to be part of a project that will support Ma'aden in its mandate to develop its mineral resources and increase industrial development in the Northern Province and Al-Jouf areas of Saudi Arabia ," said Dale Clarke, executive vice president for SNC-Lavalin.

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