IBN RUSHD Arabian Industrial Fibers Company
General Investments Fund (GIF) (0
33.51%December 1, 2007,

and 15 Saudi Arabian and regional private sector partners

Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Company 3.70%
Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries and Medical Appliances Corporation (SPIMACO)
Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) 3.45%
Gulf Investment Corporation 1.95%
Saudi Industrial Development Company 1.56%
General Organization for Social Insurance 1.73%
United Gulf Industries Corporation (BSC) 0.9%
National Industrialization Company (TASNEE) 0.87%
Arabian Industrial Development Company (NAMA) 0.78%
Saudi Advanced Industries Company (SAIC) 0.62%
National Industrial Gases Company (GAS) 0.69%
Saudi Industrial Development Company (TATWEER)0.11%
Al-Hasa Development Company 0.42%
Alujain Corporation 0.29%
Al-Madina Industrial Investment Company (MIIC) 0.06%

ON-STREAM DATE 1416 H (1995)
FEEDSTOCKS Ethylene Glycol ( supplied by (YANPET)
The complex is located in Yanbu Industrial city and it consists of 3 integrated plants, namely:

Aromatics Plant
Ibn Rushd produces different types of aromatic products.
Paraxylene and Benzene are the two basic products. In addition, there is a possibility of producing other series such as Ortho-xylene and the Meta-xylene. The liquidated petroleum gas is used as a primary feedstock in a process that depends on a modern technology called Cyclar.

  2010/12 contracts with Taiwan's CTCI
Aromatics 560,0001,200,000t/y

PTA Plant
In this phase the Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) is manufactured from Paraxylene and Acetic acid.
The PTA plant went online in October 1999. It has a capacity of
350,000t/yr. Its contract was awarded to Tecnimont of Italy.

  2010/12 contracts with Taiwan's CTCI
PTA  →750,000t/y

In May 2005 a new acetic acid production plant was inaugurated at the Ibn Rushd (Arabian Industrial Fibres Company) complex in Yanbu Industrial City Saudi Arabia.
The facility was opened with an initial design capacity of
34,000t/yr and was based on technology developed by Sabic (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation).

PET  @ 70,000300,000t/y
    A 420,000 

  2010/12 contracts with Sinopec Engineering
PTA@ 330,000750,000t/y

Polyester Plant
Polyester staples are produced by the reaction of PTA with the ethylene glycol through several production lines giving way to producing different types of polyester that include:

 ・Staple fiber for textiles
 ・Filament yarn
 ・Carpet fiber
 ・Bottle grade resin

Ibn Rushd produces about 110,000 tons per year of these polyester products.  

The contract with has been inked for a new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant as well as expansion of capacity 750,000 tpa from 330,000 tpa. The projects will take between 24 and 27 months for completion.

PP 525千トン(2012)

propane dehydrogenation  650千トン the largest single line facility in the world

2005/5 Saudi governor launches acetic acid technology at Ibn Rushd


December 03 2007

SABIC affiliate IBN RUSHD increases capital to SAR8.51bn

At an extraordinary general meeting held on December 1, 2007, at IBN RUSHD headquarters in Yanbu industrial city, the SABIC affiliate, the Arabian Industrial Fibers Company (IBN RUSHD) approved the General Investments Fund (GIF) as a partner in IBN RUSHD.

It also approved: Increasing IBN RUSHD's capital from SAR3.55bn to SAR8.51bn; Capital restructuring by issuing new shares through the conversion of debts owed to the GIF as well as debts owed to SABIC; Addition of the cost of the SABIC owned Acetic acid Plant at IBN RUSHD's complex to IBN RUSHD's capital; Waiver of the right of priority of subscription for new shares; Amendment of Article 3 of the Corporate Articles of Association; Amendment of Articles 7 and 8 and 45 relating to capital and partners ownership percentage; in addition to the amendment of Articles 16 and 20 of the Articles of Association concerning the members of the board of directors and their respective remunerations.

At a previous meeting, IBN RUSHD's Extraordinary General Assembly approved a comprehensive strategic plan, designed to convert the company from loss to profit through the application of initiatives being implemented on the basis of extensive studies.



Ibn Rushd inks contracts with CTCI and Sinopec Engineering for capacity expansion

SABIC affiliate Arabian Industrial Fibers Co (Ibn Rushd) has inked contracts with Taiwan's CTCI and China's Sinopec Engineering for capacity expansion.
The contract with CTCI would more than double Ibn Rushd's
aromatics production capacity to 1.2 mln tpa from 560,000 tpa and more than double its terephthalic acid capacity to 750,000 tpa.
The contract with Sinopec Engineering has been inked for a new polyethylene terephthalate (
PET) plant as well as expansion of capacity 750,000 tpa from 330,000 tpa. The projects will take between 24 and 27 months for completion.

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