SAUDI ARABIA - Divided Zone Mega-Venture

大型石化計画 中東でラッシュ     GCC/Japan Partnerships: A Model of Four Dimensions

サウジ ガス田

   サウジ 原油生産能力増強 2009年にも150万バレル増


First solar power plant opens in Farasan

Sinopec Signed MOU with Aramco

Accord Inked with SABIC for Marketing Polyolefin Products of Fujian Joint Venture

インドで石油精製 サウジや仏企業 輸出拠点に活用も


住商 サウジで発電・造水事業 

Saudi move clears way for outside investment

SABIC        サウディ石油化学 20年のあゆみ    SABIC現状

SABIC Story    SABIC History             SABIC Innovative Plastics

SABIC plots global growth strategy

SABIC DSMの石化部門取得 → SABIC EuroPetrochemical B.V.,


  2005/4 SABIC EuroPetrochemicals to continue as SABIC Europe

  SABIC Europe is aiming to be one of the top two marketers of polyolefins in Europe.

SABIC Enichem51%取得を交渉   → 交渉決裂

  SABIC Europe Cracker Project in Geleen on hold

  Huntsman to Sell European Commodities Business to SABIC

  SABIC, planning 3rd PP plant in Europe

SABIC、中国進出 盤錦のエチレン計画参画

Sabic favours northeastern China for its potential cracker investments

SABIC Chairman opens two new offices in China

Acquisition of Scientific Design Company, Inc.

SABIC to Acquire Owens Cornings Share in StaMax BV


  SABIC and ExxonMobil reach a full settlement of their disputes

Samsung Engineering wins Petrokemya's buten-1 plant

SABIC Euro revives plan for 550 kt/yr Dutch cracker at Geleen

SABIC plans to build second ethylene glycol plant at Jubail United

Saudi Arabia's SABIC to produce PP block copolymer-grades in 2004

SABIC to build new 1.3-mil mt/yr cracker at Yanbu, Saudi Arabia  2003/12   SABIC役員会承認

   SABIC awards contract to Technip for Yansab ethylene and propylene plant

   SABIC signs LOI with the US Flour Company for YANSAB utilities

TEC, サウジアラビア・SABIC社より2基目の大型EO/EGプラント受注 2004/1

Sabic Eyes Mexico Project

Germany's Linde gets linear alpha olefins plant deal In Saudi Arabia

Saudi SAFCO and SABIC unit to build steel plant

LyondellBasell grants Spheripol PP technology license to SABIC affiliate for a 525 KT plant

Lummus Technology awarded propane dehydrogenation contract from Ibn Rushd

SABIC and ExxonMobil Chemical sign Heads of Agreement for new Elastomers project in Saudi Arabia

SABIC and ExxonMobil Chemical award contracts, sign technology agreements for proposed new elastomers project

SABIC and ExxonMobils joint venture KEMYA signs agreements with Continental Carbon to furnish licensed technology and market part production

Albemarle and SABIC Affiliate, TAYF, Create a Strategic Catalysts Joint Venture

Celanese and SABIC Announce Polyacetal Expansion in Middle East

SABIC Plans Iron and Steel Plant in Jubail Industrial City

SABIC signs agreement with KAUST to launch new research and innovation center



   SHARQ増設計画ーエチレン 120万、LLDPE 40万、HDPE 40万、EG 60万トン


サウジ治安問題 YanbuAl-Khobar  サウジの石油施設でテロ未遂





SHARQ signs three contracts for the implementation of mega expansion project in Jubail


2004/2 サウジ、Petrokemya のHDPE、LLDPE(各40万トン) 2004/3月スタート

  2008/2  Petrokemya launches ABS facility

2009/3  Shaw to Provide Front End Engineering Design Services for ABS Plant in Saudi Arabia

2004/6 Sabic In Talks With Sinopec On Investing In Ethylene Proj

2004/6 SABIC Board endorses expansion investments of 24 billion Saudi Riyals

2004/6 サウジメタノール、170万トン増設

       AR-RAZI Saudi Methanol Compan:三菱ガス化学ほか出資

SABIC (AR-RAZI 5) PROJECT awarded to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

2004/6 China's Dalian Shide, SABIC aim a $5billion petrochemical complex in Northeast China

   2004/10 SABIC, Dalian Shide mull refinery-petrochemical project in China

2004/7 Jubail United MEG plant to start commercial sales in November   → October

2004/9 中国石油、SABICと合弁でサウジでナフサクラッカー

2004/10 SABIC denies take over of Nova; Mexican plans close to fruition

       SABIC-Iran cracker, integrated complex joint venture plan stalls

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

2005/7  サウジYansab のEGプラント 東洋エンジが受注 

      SABIC、YansabのLDPE,PPの建設でAker Kvaerner/Sinopec JVとLOI締結

2005/8  SABIC selects Aker Kvaerner to double Ibn Zahr PP III plant

2005/12  SABIC's Yansab receives nod for 35% IPO on Saudi stock exchange

2006/2  SABIC signs a LOI with S&W for the engineering, procurement and construction of HDPE plant at Yansab

2006/5  Establishement of Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company

       Saudi Kayan signs a letter of intent with Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) for the construction of Olefins Plant

   2007/1 SAUDI KAYAN signs contracts for new PP and LDPE plants

   2007/11 Saudi Kayan to raise $4b in debt

   2009/1 Debt pricing threatens Saudi Kayan SIDF funding

   2010/8 Sabic Signs Technology Licensing Agreement With Lurgi for Kayan's oleo chemicals

2006/6  SABIC Affiliate YANSAB signs SR 13.125 Billion (USD 3.5 Billion) loans and facilities agreements

2006/6  SABIC set to launch its debut Islamic Sukuk in the wake of gaining the approval of the Capital Market Authority (CMA)

2006/11  SABIC and ExxonMobil Chemical to study petrochemicals expansion in Saudi Arabia

2006/12  SABIC forms Polystyrene Joint Venture with Baser Petrokimya in Turkey

2006/12  Sabic expansion scheme covers India and China

2007/5  Saudi Kayan awards hdpe plant construction contract to the chinese Huanqiu company

2007/5  SABIC to join hands with Sinopec over new China ethylene project    天津計画

  2008/1 SABIC and SINOPEC sign heads of agreement towards formation of 50:50 jv of PE/EG in Tianjin

  2008/6 SABIC and SINOPEC sign strategic cooperation agreement and agree to expand Tianjin industrial complex

  2009/1 SABIC and Sinopec Celebrate 3.2 Million-Ton Petrochemical Complex at Tianjin, China

2007/5  GE Announces Sale of Plastics Business to SABIC for $11.6 Billion

   2007/8 European Commission clears SABIC acquisition of GE plastics

2007/8  GE completes sale of plastics business to SABIC at $11.6 billion

2008/11 Dow and SABIC Announce Start Up of Worlds Largest UNIPOL PP Train

2012/6  SABIC and ExxonMobil to Proceed with Specialty Elastomers Project at Al-Jubail

Osos Petrochemicals

Foster Wheeler Awarded FEED/PMC Contract for New Petrochemicals Complex in Saudi Arabia

SABIC signs MOU for JV with newly formed OSOS Petrochemical

  SABIC says withdraws from $1 bln Osos talks

Natural Gas Initiatives (NGI)

Saudi Polyolefins Company (NPICTasnee & Basell PP 450千t)

Stalled Saudi NatPet PP project may be expanded to 420 kt/yr

Saudi Alujain appoints financial advisor for new petrochemical project (上記の原料C3計画)

Saudi Arabia/ Alujain Invests $1 Billion In Petrochemical Projects

Al Zamil Group のPP、ANM計画

Sahara Petrochemical Company   PP with Basell   調印

Sahara Petrochemical and Basell sign agreement for construction of PP & propane dehy complex

   Saudi International Petrochemical Company    SIPCHEM)

       Sipchem Appoints NCB to Manage its Initial Public Offering

maleic anhydride/butanediol project

   Saudi Sipchem starts butanediol commercial sales from Al-Jubail

Eastman, Saudi's Sipchem sign acetyls technology deal   Foster Wheeler Awarded Contract

  Tasnee & Acetex establish jv for acetic acid, VAM and methanol 中断

  Saudi Sipchem, Helm Arabia sign AA-VAM projects JV, offtake deal  着工

  Celanese Brings Suit Against Saudi Arabian Acetyls Company

Ineos to join Sipchem olefins venture in Saudi Arabia

Sipchem shelves plans of 1.3 mln tpa cracker project at Al-Jubail

Sipchem & Hanwha Chemical Sign JV Agreement for Building a Polymers Compounding Plant

Sipchem begins work on phase III projects

Tasnee & Sahara Olefins Company and Basell sign joint venture agreement

Rohm & Haas and Tasnee & Sahara Olefins Company Form JV to Make Acrylic Monomers in Saudi Arabia

Basell JV with Sahara Petrochemical Company secures Shariah compliant financing

Al-Zamil Group and Chemtura  metal alkyls JV Gulf Stabilizers Industries

Arabian Amines Company 進展

    Arabian Amines Company 着工

    Huntsman, Al-Zamil JV breaks ground on new ethyleneamines plant

Zamil, Huntsman plan Jubail JV

SABIC and Sipchem sign MOU for new projects in Jubail

Saudi's Sipchem, Rhodia team up in ethyl acetate

Advanced Polypropylene Announces Successful Start-Up of PP Complex in Al-Jubail


       三井物産など メタノールJV 

      Saudis ink deal with Chiyoda for $240-mil methanol plant

       Saudia Arabia's IMC to start up mega methanol plant in November  

    Saudi NIC, Al-Zamil to jointly develop new C2 at Al-Jubail  

preliminary bids for olefins complex 

Sipchem Launches its Olefins & Derivatives Complex

Saudi Chevron Phillips (Chevron Phillips Chemical and Saudi Industrial Investment Group)  SM


Saudi Polymers Company Awards EPC Contracts

n-Paraffins, LAB Complex Gulf Farabi Petrochemicals (Riyadh)

Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group Plans Three Units at Al Jubail Complex (including PP) 

Saudi's NPI to form jvs for methanol and derivatives  Ethane/propane cracker計画も

Gulf Advanced Chemical offered BDO plant contract to Kvaerner

住友化学         ラービグ計画解説(住化)    The Rabigh Refinery

Japan Sumitomo Chem May Build Mideast Cracker Project



サウジの石化複合プラント 日揮がFCCの基本設計受注 アラムコと住化から



サウジ合弁の石化プラント 建設費10億ドル増


住友化学 サウジ石化 投資膨張、2倍の9000億円 


丸紅・日揮 伊藤忠 サウジで発電・淡水化 1200億円投資 住化合弁に供給

丸紅等、サウジで大規模発電造水等の事業権を獲得 住友化学・サウジアラムコ社より受注



Foster Wheeler awarded an EPC contract by PETRORabigh for the utilities and offsites

住友化学 サウジ合弁、6600億円調達 銀行団と合意 事業規模1兆1000億円


Work on Saudi Rabigh refinery, petchem project to start by April


日本貿易保険 過去最大の保険 22億ドル 住化のサウジ合弁に




「住化との石化合弁拡大」 サウジアラムコ、2010年にも





Saudi PetroRabigh says may delay some units

Aramco To Sign Sumitomo Deal For Petro Rabigh Expansion

ペトロ・ラービグのエタン・クラッカー 本格稼動開始

サウジ・アラムコとの「ラービグ第 2 期計画」の共同企業化調査実施

PetroRabigh sees net loss balloon to $63 million on start-up woes   決算


サウジ・住化 巨大プラントの衝撃

KBR's Phenol Technology Selected for Rabigh II Project Feasibility Study

Saudi Rabigh Inks Propylene Oxide Deal With Tasnee, SAIC

Saudi Aramco acquired a 40% stake in Petron, the downstream unit of the Philippines National Oil Co.

Ashmore Group to buy Saudi Aramco's stake in Petron

Dow is Selected for Negotiations on New Petrochem Complex

Saudi Aramco-Dow Chemical project costs surge to $22 bln -industry


Aramco-Dow petrochemical plant faces delays

Saudi Aramco Changes Plans for Ras Tanura Project

Saudi Aramco, Sinopec to conclude Qingdao refinery JV deal soon

Saudi Aramco and Total confirm Jubail Refinery Project

Saudi Aramco and ConocoPhillips Confirm Yanbu Export Refinery Project

ConocoPhillips Opts Out of Yanbu Refinery Investment

SABIC seeks deals with Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco eyes $129 bln investment in next 5 yrs


Innovene and Delta Oil Agree To Explore Major Petrochemical Investment in Saudi Arabia

Ineos Confirms Cancellation of Saudi Ineos-Delta ethylene Project

Brazil's Ultrapar licenses Saudi's PMD use of ethanolamines and ethoxylates technology

   PMD $3.5 billion Saudi petrochemical project on track

   PMD selects Basell's processes for new polyolefin plants in Saudi Arabia

Ma'aden and SABIC to create a strategic joint venture in a phosphate minerals project

   New contract for mega size ammonia plant in Saudi Arabia Ma'aden/Sabic JV

NorSun forms JV with Saudi partners to build polysilicon complex in Jubail industrial city, Saudi Arabia

Ciba and Astra Polymers sign JV agreement on customer specific antioxidant blends in Middle East

住友商事  サウジアラビアで炭化珪素(SiC)の製造事業に参入


SABIC was established in 1976 to add value to Saudi Arabia's natural hydrocarbon resources. Today we are among the leading international petrochemical companies in terms of sales and product diversity. Headquartered in Riyadh, we are also the Middle East's largest non-oil industrial company.

Our businesses are grouped into five core sectors: Basic Chemicals, Intermediates, Polymers, Fertilizers and Metals. Each sector consists of several Strategic Business Units (SBUs) that are entirely dedicated to the customers they serve. Our manufacturing network in Saudi Arabia consists of 18 world-scale industrial complexes operated by
16 affiliates. (2000年に1社追加 Most of these affiliates are based in Jubail Industrial City on the Arabian Gulf. Two are located in Yanbu Industrial City on the Red Sea and one in the Eastern Province city of Dammam. We are also partners in three regional ventures based in Bahrain.

The vision that led to our creation was closely associated with the aspirations of Saudi Arabia as a developing nation. We continue to play an important role in achieving some of those aspirations, including the development of the country's human resources. We are also committed to Saudi social and cultural values and international business and environmental standards.

SABIC is owned by the
Saudi Government (70%) and the private sector (30%). Private sector shareholders are from Saudi Arabia and other countries of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

2005/12/9 SABIC

 サウジ基礎産業公社 (SABIC)は時価総額が中東で最大の企業であり(1,500 億米ドル以上)、世界の10大石油化学製品メーカーの1社です。ポリエチレン、ポリプロピレン、グリコール、メタノール、MTBE、肥料のマーケット・リーダーであり、世界第4 位のポリマー・メーカーです。
 SABIC の利益は2004 年、前年比112%増となる38 億米ドルと創業以来の新記録に達しました。2004年の売上高は前年比47%増の183 億米ドルで、中東の上場会社の中で売上げ、利益とも最大を記録しました。
 SABIC は相互に関連する6 つの戦略的事業単位(基礎化学品、インターミディエート、ポリオレフィン、塩化ポリビニール及びポリエステル、化学肥料、金属)で構成されています。研究開発資源も充実しており、リヤド、オランダのヘレーン、米国のヒューストン、インドのワドダラに研究開発センターを展開しています。SABIC は世界で1 万6,000 名余りを雇用しています。
 SABIC の総生産能力は2001 年の3,540 万トンから2004 年には4,290 万トンに増強されました。
 SABIC は、サウジアラビアのリヤドに本社があり、原油採掘の副産物として産出する炭化水素ガスを原料として化学製品、ポリマー、化学肥料等を生産するため、サウジアラビア政府が1976 年に設立しました。現在、SABICの株式の70%をサウジアラビア政府が、残りの30%はサウジアラビア国内および湾岸協力会議(GCC)加盟国の民間投資家が保有しています。
 SABIC Europe はオランダのシタルトに本社を置き、2,300 名を雇用し、オランダのヘレーンとドイツのゲルゼンキルヘンにある石油化学工場で、ポリプロピレン、ポリエチレン、ハイドロカーボンを製造し、ヨーロッパのセールスオフィスとロジスティックス拠点のネットワークを通じて販売しています。SABIC Europeは2004年には、ポリマー、基礎化学製品、インターミディエート合計600 万トンを主として欧州市場に販売しました。

       Petrokemya launches ABS facility

2006/4 Establishement of Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company

*  2000年に17番目の子会社ジュベール・ユナイテッド・ペトロケミカル・カンパニー(JUPC)設立

     Petrokemya PE(HDPE40万トン+LLDPE40万トン)の50%持分を持つ


* SABIC、Jubail United でNo.2 EG 625千トン建設予定

* SABIC to build new 1.3-mil mt/yr cracker at Yanbu, Saudi Arabia  2003/12

November 2000 

SABIC Completes Expansion Projects To Increase Polyethylene Production

The company completed a 300 million U.S. dollar expansion project in March to double the production of styrene at Saudi Petrochemical Company (Sadaf) in Jubail along the Arabian Gulf. The plant, part of the Sadaf complex that also manufactures ethylene, MTBE, caustic soda and industrial ethanol, was built in 1985 and produced 560,000 tons per year (tpy) of styrene before the expansion. The plant now produces 1.1 million tons per year of styrene, making it the largest single-plant producer in the world.

Expansion at two other SABIC plants, Kemya and Sharq, was also completed recently. These two plants produce polyethylene and the expansion projects raised production by 635,000 tpy.

Another SABIC plant that has undergone expansion this year is Yanpet, located at the Yanbu Industrial City along the Red Sea. Capacity at this plant has been increased almost three-fold to 1.85 million tpy of polyethylene. A new polyethylene plant has also been built at Yanpet, adding another 268,000 tpy of polyethylene production to the complex.





    「サウディ石油化学 20年のあゆみ」から

u16 world-scale manufacturing affiliates inium+1(Jubail United Petrochemical)  最新版

AR-RAZI Saudi Methanol Company 
Al-Jubail A 50/50 SABIC joint venture formed in 1971 with a consortium of Japanese companies led by Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company. 1400 H
1403 H
Methane Chemical Grade Methanol
SADAF Saudi Petrochemical Company
Al-Jubail A 50/50 SABIC Joint venture with Pecten Arabian Company, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Co. (USA) 1400 H
1405 H
Ethane, Salt, Benzene, Methanol, Butane Ethylene, Crude Industrial Ethanol, Styrene, Caustic Soda, Ethylene Dichloride, MTBE
IBN SINA National Methanol Company
Al-Jubail SABIC (50%) Hoechst - Celanese - USA (25%), Pan Energy - USA (25%) 1401 H
1405 H
Methane, Butane Chemical, Grade Methanol, MTBE
YANPET Saudi - Yanbu Petrochemical Company
Al-Jubail A 50/50 SABIC joint venture with Exxon/Mobil Oil Corporation (USA) 1400 H
1405 H
Ethane Ethylene, Polyethylene Ethylene Glycol
PETROKEMYA Arabian Petrochemical Company
Al-Jubail A wholly-owned affiliate of SABIC 1401 H
1405 H
Ethane, Styrene, Propane, Butane, Natural Gasoline Ethylene, Polyethylene, Butene-1, Propylene, Butadiene, Benzene
KEMYA Al-Jubail Petrochemical Company
Al-Jubail A 50/50 SABIC joint venture with Exxon Company (USA) 1400 H
1405 H
Ethylene, (supplied by SADAF) Polyethylene


SHARQ Eastern Petrochemical Company
Al-Jubail A 50/50 SABIC joint venture with a consortium of Japanese companies led by Mitsubishi Corporation 1401 H
1405 H
Ethylene, (supplied by PETROKEMYA) Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE), Ethylene Glycol
IBN HAYYAN National Plastic Company
Al-Jubail SABIC (86.5%), NIC, Saudi Arabia (10%), Two plastic product companies (3.5%) 1404 H
1407 H
Ethylene (supplied by PETROKEMYA), Ethylene Dichloride (supplied by SADAF) Vinyl Chloride Monomer, Polyvinyl Chloride, PVC Paste
IBN ZAHR Saudi-European Petrochemical Company
Al-Jubail SABIC (70%80%), Neste Oy-Finland (10%0%), Ecofuel-Italy (10%), Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation APICORP (10%) 1405 H
1408 H
Chemical Grade Methanol (Supplied by IBN SINA and AR-RAZI), Butane MTBE, Polypropylene
IBN RUSHD Arabian Industrial Fibers Company
Yanbu SABIC (70%) and 15 Saudi Arabian and regional private sector partners 1413 H
1416 H
Ethylene Glycol ( supplied by (YANPET) Aromatics (Xylenes and Benzene), Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA), Polyester Textile Chips, Textile Staple, Bottle Grade Chips, Carpet Staple
SAMAD AL-Jubail Fertilizer Company
Al-Jubail A 50/50 SABIC joint venture formed in 1971 with Taiwan Fertilizer Company (Republic of China) 1400 H
1403 H
Methane, propylene, (supplied by PETROKEMYA) Ammonia, Urea, 2-Ethyl Hexanol, DOP
SAFCO Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Company
Dammam & AL-Jubail SABIC (41%), SAFCO Employees (10%), Private Saudi Arabian shareholders (49%) 1385 H
1969 &
Methane Ammonia, Urea, Sulphuric Acid, Melamine
IBN AL-BAYTAR National Chemical Fertilizer Company
Al-Jubail A 50/50 SABIC joint venture with SAFCO 1405 H
1407 H
Methane, Ammonia, Phosphate Rock, Sulphuric Acid, Potash, Urea Ammonia, Granular Urea, Compound and Phosphaet Fertilizers
HADEED Saudi Iron & Steel Company
Al-Jubail & Jeddah A wholly-owned affiliate of SABIC 1399 H
1403 H
Limestone, Iron ore, Scrap Iron & Steel, Natural Gas Steel Rebar, Wire Coil, Steel Sections Flat Steel Products


Sabic has agreed to sell its steel business, Saudi Iron & Steel Co., nicknamed Hadeed, to Public Investment Fund (PIF), Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, in a transaction that values the business at $3.3 billion. Hadeed had sales of about $4 billion in 2022, nearly 8% of Sabic’s total. And with the transaction, Sabic will be focused entirely on petrochemicals, plastics, fertilizers, and specialty chemicals. PIF is buying another Saudi steel company, Al Rajhi Steel Industries, and plans to merge the two to create a more competitive Saudi company.


GAS National Industrial Gases Company
Al-Jubail & Yanbu SABIC (70%) and a group of Saudi Arabia producers of industrial gases (30%) 1403 H
1404 H
Air Oxygen, Nitrogen, Argon
TAYF Ibn Hayyan Plastic Products Company
Al-Jubail SABIC Affiliate IBN HAYYAN (57.17%), Saudi Industrial & Commercial Agencies Company (30.83%), Saudi Industrial Development Company (TATWEER - 10%), Saudi Ceramic Company (2%) 1417 H
1420 H
Polyvinyl chloride (supplied by IBN HAYYAN), Di-Octyl phthalate (sourced from SAMAD) Plastic boards, wall covering, artificial leather, book binding products
Jubail United Petrochemical Company
Al-Jubail SABIC (100%)

Ethane ethylene,ethylene glycol,linear alpha olefins
a 50% stake in PE at PETROKEMYA
Joint Ventures in Bahrain
GARMCO Gulf Aluminum Rolling Mill Company
Bahrain Kuwait (16.97%), Bahrain (38.36%), Iraq (4.12%), Oman (2.06%), Qatar (2.06%), Gulf invest. Corp. (5.15%) and Saudi Arabia, represented by SABIC (31.28%) 1401 H
1405 H
Aluminium Aluminiom sheet and can stocks
GPIC Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company
Bahrain Joint venture with equal partnership for the petrochemical industries company of Kuwait, the state of Bahrain and SABIC 1399 H
1405 H
Methane Ammonia, Methanol, Urea
ALBA Aluminium Bahrain
Bahrain Bahrain (74.9%), Brenton Investments, Company, Germany (5.1%), the Saudi Public Investment Fund, represented by SABIC (20%) 1388 H
1391 H
Alumina Aluminum (liquid metal, ingots, rolling slabs, billet)


Saudi Basic Agrees To Buy Ibn Zahr Stake From Neste Oil

SABIC today completed operational procedures to purchase the Finnish Neste Oil's 10% share of capital in SABIC affiliate, IBN ZAHR.  US$ 120 million, representing the share, has been paid to Neste Oil.  The appropriate amendment to the company's Articles of Incorporation was signed today.

Accordingly, as from June 1, 2006, SABIC owns 80% of IBN ZAHR capital. The Italian Fortium Company owns 10% and the Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) owns the remaining 10%.

SABIC originally announced the signing of this agreement on March 26, 2006.

日刊ケミカルニュース 2000/11/30) 

エチレン100万トンン柱に SABIC次期大型石化計画 
 EG46万トン、PE40万トン 19億ドル投じ2004年稼働


(SABIC 2001/11/18)

SABIC affiliate awards one million metric ton ethylene project to Halliburton KBR, Chiyoda & Mitsubishi

JUBAIL UNITED is building a mega-olefin complex at Al-Jubail Industrial City in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company
s plans include an ethane cracker to produce 1,000,000 mt/y of ethylene, a 150,000 mt/y linear alpha olefins plant, a 575,000 mt/y ethylene glycol (EG) plant and 50% ownership in a 800,000 mt/y polyethylene (PE) plant being built by another wholly - owned SABIC subsidiary, PETROKEMYA. The mechanical completion of the ethylene project is scheduled for 32 months and the project will be on stream by October 2004.

2003/1  Jubail United Petrochemical completes US$1.154 billion loan facility


TAYF is a part of the petrochemicals concern Sabic. TAYF was established in 1996, with Sabic's (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation's) joint venture affiliate, Bin Hayyan (National Plastic Company), taking a 51% stake. Other partners in TAYF are the Saudi Industrial and Commercial Agencies Company (37%), the Saudi Industries Development Company (Tatweer) 10% and the Saudi Ceramic Company (2%).


Sabic's affiliate, Ibn-Hayyan Plastic Products Company (TAYF), began the final procedure to commence construction of its plant in Jubail in late 1997. The TAYF plant will produce a variety of plastic products using as feedstock PVC resins supplied by National Plastics Company (Ibn-Hayyan) and diocthyl phtalate (DOP) produced by Al-Jubail Fertiliser Company (Samad). These plants are also located at Al Jubail Industrial City. TAYF products will be marketed in the domestic market to meet the increasing demands for industrial and consumer durable plastics.

TAYF annual production will consists of
3,200 tonnes of wall covering products, 18,000 tonnes of floor covering products, 7,800 tonnes of artificial leather products, 24,000 tonnes of cellular sheets used in the manufacture of building construction and signboards, 10,000 tonnes of soft films and sheet, 10,000 tonnes of rigid films and packaging, and 2,000 tonnes of book binding products. The project has a total investment of SR930m ($85 million), of which the Saudi Industrial Development Funds (SIDF) and local commercial banks have provided 75%. Sabic will market TAYF products, 40% of which will be sold in the domestic market.

TAYF, which is a part of Sabic, has awarded the contract to
Stork Alpha Engineering, Netherlands, for the design, project management, materials procurement, and supervision for the construction of a PVC products plant at Jubail Industrial City in Saudi Arabia. Stork's part in the $85m project was worth $8.5m. Stork focused on the entire chain of project management, design, purchase of materials, supervision during construction and commissioning. Stork was in charge of offshore engineering and procurement for the project and Alpha will take care of onshore activities.

July 1, 2002 SABIC

Sale of DSM Petrochemicals to SABIC completed

The sale of DSM
s petrochemicals business to Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has been completed. As a result, the activities of DSM Petrochemicals in Geleen (Netherlands) and Gelsenkirchen (Germany) have been transferred to SABIC retroactively from 1 January 2002. The European Commission has recently approved the sale effective that date.

The transaction involves
the transfer of all shares of the companies that together form DSM Petrochemicals (DPC), the associated DPC participations and sales activities, and the related technology positions, patents and trade names.

DSM Petrochemicals   established with effect from 1 january 2001 as a merger of the former business groups: DSM Hydrocarbons, DSM Polyethylenes and DSM Polypropylenes

(Joint press release Apr 3,2002)               SABIC EuroPetrochemical B.V.
SABIC Europe

SABIC to acquire DSM's petrochemicals business

DSM and SABIC, the largest petrochemicals producer in the Middle East, have reached an agreement in principle on the purchase of DSM's petrochemicals business by SABIC. The transaction involves the transfer of all shares of the companies that together form DSM Petrochemicals (DPC), the associated DPC participations and sales activities, and the related technology positions, patents and trade names. After the closing, the transaction will take retroactive effect from 1 January 2002. DSM and SABIC expect the closing to take place around 30 June 2002.

The proposed sale of
DSM's petrochemical activities to SABIC specifically concerns DSM Hydrocarbons B.V., DSM Polyethylenes B.V., DSM Polypropylenes B.V. (all in the Netherlands), DSM Polyolefine GmbH (DPO, Germany), and DSM Hydrocarbons Americas Inc and DSM Polypropylenes North America Inc in the United States.

(Chemical Week 2002/4/10)

The acquisition includes capacity at DSMs major petrochem complexes at Geleen, the Netherlands and Gelsenkirchen, Germany, as well as sales offices at Sittard, the Netherlands and other European locations. DSMs technology licensing business Stamicarbon is also included in the deal.

(Platts Apr.3,2002

NWE PE buyers await new regime after Sabic swallows DSM

Northwest European buyers of polyethylene are set to monitor market devlopments closely following Wednesday's announcement that Sabic has purchased Dutch petrochemical producer DSM.

(November 21, 2001)

ENI in talks with SABIC over possible sale of its chemicals division

Italian oil and chemicals group ENI is in advanced talks with Saudi Arabian conglomerate Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) over the possible sale of its chemicals division. The management of ENI's chemicals division, Enichem, and SABIC had reached a key stage in discussions, which now hinged on whether SABIC would gain a 51 % controlling share in Enichem.

Chemical Week Apr 03, 2002

Sabic Delays Deal for Stake in Polimeri Europa

ENI (Rome), parent company of petrochemical maker Polimeri Europa, says Sabic has asked for more time to consider taking a stake in Polimeri Europa .

Separately, Sabic is close tobuying DSMs petrochemical operations for E1.6 billion, say recent European press reports.


European Chemical News. 22-29 April 2002 

POLIMERI EUROPA TALKS   Sabic decides against 51% stake

Saudi petrochemical group Sabic has terminated talks regarding the purchase of a 51% stake in Polimeri Europa from Italian energy group Eni.

(三菱ガス化学 1997/6/2発表

サウジメタノールカンパニー第4期計画 世界最大のメタノール単一工場さらに増強


第4期メタノール計画の設備能力: 2,500トン/日、85万トン/年


San Antonio (Platts)--25Mar2002

Saudi petchem giant SABIC plots global growth strategy

Saudi Arabia's state-owned SABIC is embracing globalization as the basis of its long-term growth strategy, according to Nasser Al-Sayyari, president of SABIC's Basic Chemical Division, who spoke Monday at the NPRA IPC. Referring to the Sep 11 terrorist attacks and the current economic slump, Al-Sayyari said, "what we are seeing now is the downside of globalization". But there is still a larger upside, he noted. "International trade has become recognized as the driver of prosperity," he said. Accordingly, SABIC has mapped out a course for expanding beyond the Middle East and into Asia and Europe, as evidenced by its active exports to China and its current negotiations for acquiring Enichem.

European Chemical News. 1-8 April 2002   

NGI could start by 2011

The Saudi Arabian Natural Gas Initiatives (NGI), core ventures 1-3, will yield petrochemical projects producing up to 3.5m tonne/year of ethylene and derivatives, estimates CMAI consultant Pat Rooney.

Core venture 1, led by ExxonMobil based at South Ghawar, North Rub Al'Khali, has already identified feedstocks to build more than 2m tonne/ year of ethylene and derivatives. Core venture 3, led by Shell based at Shaybah, South Rub Al'Khali, currently has feedstocks to produce at least 1m tonne/year of ethylene and derivatives. CMAI suggests crackers could come on stream by 2011.


Eight petroleum majors sign agreements for three giant gas projects

Saudi Arabia on June 3,2001 signed historic preparatory agreements with eight major international oil companies (IOCs) for three huge projects to help develop the Kingdom's natural gasresources. The Natural Gas Initiative (NGI) projects are in the north Rub' al-Khali and Shaybah areas in the Eastern Province and on the Red Sea in the northwest.

Core Venture-1  ExxonMobil 35%, Royal Dutch/Shell 25% , British Petroleum 25%, Phillips 15%
Core Venture-2
 ExxonMobil 60%, Marathon 20% , Occidental 20%
Core Venture-3
 Royal Dutch/Shell 40% ,TotalFina 30%, Conoco 30%



Chemical Week May 22, 2002

Saudi Firm Plans Three Units at Al Jubail Complex

Privately owned Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) says it will build a $30-million plant to produce 45,000 m.t./year of phthalic anhydride (PA) and 5,000 m.t./year of maleic anhydride (MA) at Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

The company says it also has secured land from the Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu for a grassroots, 500,000-m.t./year polypropylene (PP) plant at Al Jubail.

Platts 2004/2/11

Saudi Sabic to launch 800 kt/yr PE complex in Al-Jubail in March

Saudi Arabia's Sabic plans to start up its two new 400,000 mt/yr polyethylene plants in Al-Jubail next month, a source close to the firm said Wednesday.

The plants would be able to produce linear low density polyethylene and high density polyethylene.

注 Petrokemya のプラント
     うち 50%を Jubail Unitedが引き取り権を持つ。

2007/3/12 ameinfo.com

Ma'aden and SABIC sign strategic partnership agreement

Dr. Abdullah Ibn Issa Al-Dabbagh, President and CEO of
Ma'aden, and Mohamed Al-Mady, Vice-Chairman and CEO of SABIC today signed an agreement opening the way for the two companies to create a strategic joint venture in a phosphate minerals project.

Total capital investment in the project is SR13 billion. SABIC will have a thirty percent (30%) equity share with the seventy percent (70%) balance of ownership being retained by Ma'aden. The project aims to utilize phosphate reserves in the north of Saudi Arabia to produce phosphate fertilizers in the Minerals Industrial City at Ras Az Zawr

The phosphate ore reserves in the North of the country will be surface mined and have an estimated mineable resources of 1.6 billion tonnes in addition to further resources of 1.5 billion tonnes.


Ma'aden was established as a Saudi Arabian joint stock company in March 1997 under Royal Decree Number M/17. Its purpose is to facilitate the development of Saudi Arabias non-petroleum mineral resources and to diversify the Kingdoms economy away from the petroleum and petrochemical sectors. Maaden engages in the development, advancement and improvement of all aspects of the mineral industry, mineral products and by-products and related industries in Saudi Arabia. It encourages private sector participation in the development and production of all types of minerals, either independently or in joint ventures with foreign companies.


Oct. 22, 2007 Uhde

New contract for mega size ammonia plant in Saudi Arabia

Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd. of Seoul has commissioned Uhde to provide the licence and comprehensive engineering and supply services as part of a major plant contract for the engineering and construction of a turnkey ammonia plant. The contract, worth the equivalent of some US$950 million, was awarded to Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd. in South Korea by Ma'aden, the Saudi Arabian Mining Company.

The ammonia plant will form part of one of the world's largest fully integrated fertiliser production operations - a joint venture project between Ma'aden and Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) to mine world-scale phosphate reserves in the north of the country to produce fertilisers at the new purpose-built processing facility in Ras Az Zawr, some 400km north-east of the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. The facility will also comprise a sulphuric acid plant, a phosphoric acid plant and two diammonium phosphate plants. The project, including the ammonia plant, is due for completion in late 2010.

Uhde's scope of services includes the process licence and basic engineering as well as the supply of special equipment for a single-train ammonia plant, which, with a production capacity of 3,300 tonnes per day, will be one of the world's biggest. For Uhde, the contract is worth a sum in the three-figure millions of euros.

2007/4/11 arabianbusiness.com

SABIC seeks deals with Saudi Aramco

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) aims to develop chemical projects with state-owned Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia's al-Riyadh newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing SABIC's chief executive.

"We aspire to the emergence in the very near future of
an alliance between Aramco and SABIC in the petrochemicals industry," Mohamed al-Mady said, according to the newspaper. The newspaper did not give details.

2007/5/23 ameinfo

SABIC Chairman opens two new offices in China

His Highness Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thenayan Al-Saud, Chairman of SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation), has officially opened two new offices for SABIC in China; in Beijing and Shenzhen.

In combination with SABIC's existing offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong, SABIC has strengthened its position in the world's most important and fastest growing polymers market and can now provide even stronger support locally to its customers in China.

SABIC now has 11 offices in eight countries in Asia Pacific; in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo, Seoul, Manila, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore, where SABIC's regional headquarters is based.


March 19, 2014 

SABIC Awards FEED Contract for Polyurethane Plant

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and Dutch Shell Group awarded a contract for a jointly-owned polyurethane plant to be constructed at the Saudi Arabia Petrochemical Company (Sadaf) complex in Jubail.

Engineering firm KBR won the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the complex and the project’s budget is expected to be $3 billion (SR11.3 billion). Currently planned units will provide the plant with the capacity to produce toluene diisocyanate, methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, polyol, and polyurethane.



SABIC & Shell progress on plans for expansion at Sadaf joint venture

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and Shell announced today that they are progressing plans for the expansion of various projects at the Saudi Petrochemical Company (Sadaf). The joint venture partners are also looking to expand their partnership beyond Saudi Arabia.

Both parties are developing a full range of polyols (a polyurethane building block) and styrene monomer propylene oxide (SMPO) plants at the existing Sadaf site, which is located in one of the world’s largest and most competitive petrochemical complexes – the Al Jubail industrial zone on Saudi Arabia’s eastern coast. SABIC and Shell will jointly conduct the necessary studies to implement the project.

The proposed full range of polyols and SMPO plants would be the first of their kind in the Middle East. The assets would employ Shell’s proprietary polyols and SMPO technologies to produce chemical building blocks for the polyurethanes industry and petrochemicals sector in the Middle East and beyond. The partners are committed to the polyurethanes, styrene, propylene oxide and derivatives sectors, and have access to leading technologies as major international suppliers.

Shell chemicals companies are among the leading suppliers of polyether polyols, with a product range and global reach unrivalled by most of our competitors. We support our high quality CARADOL* polyether polyols with professional sales staff, specialist technical services for key customers, and advice on health, safety and environment issues.

CARADOL polyether polyols are derived from propylene oxide. They are organic materials with two or more alcohol end-groups (OH) and sometimes with micrometer polymer particles present in suspension. When polyether polyols and isocyanates are reacted together they form polyurethanes.

CARADOL polyether polyols are available in a wide range of molecular weights and it is this variety which gives rise to a wide range of processing and application possibilities.


  TDI: トリレンジイソシアネート (2,4or2,6-Tolylene diisocyanate)
MDI: ジフェニルメタンジイソシアネート(4,4'or2,4'-Diphenylmethane diisocyanate)
HDI:ヘキサメチレンジイソシアネート(1,6-Hexamethylene diisocyanate)
などがあります。 このほかにも、多数のイソシアネート化合物があります。


官能基数=2   プロピレングリコール、エチレングリコール
官能基数=3   グリセリン、トリメチロールプロパン、トリエタノールアミン
官能基数=4   ペンタエリスリトール、エチレンジアミン、芳香族ジアミン
官能基数=5   ジエチレントリアミン
官能基数=6   ソルビトール
官能基数=8   スクロース(蔗糖)


別途  2012/3/2  三井化学、ウレタン事業でSABICとの提携を検討、ウレタン事業を再構築

 1. ライセンス契約

 範囲:TDI トルエンからの中間体(DNT,TDA,ホスゲン)を含む全ての製造技術

トルエンのニトロ化でジニトロトルエン C7H6N2O4

    MDI  ベンゼンからの中間体(ニトロベンゼン,アニリン、MDA、ホスゲン)を含む全ての製造技術



 2. SABIC社との事業提携検討





大牟田工場   120 60   MDI 2016/12 停止
鹿島工場 (旧 武田薬品) 117     全工場 2016/12 停止
名古屋工場       57  
徳山分工場 (旧 武田薬品)     50  
錦湖三井化学(韓国) (錦湖化学 50%)   200    
千葉ポリオール (日本曹達 10%)     (28) 2012/6 停止



July 26, 2015 Bloomberg 

Saudi Arabia’s Sabic Considering Shale Gas Investments in U.S.

Saudi Basic Industries Corp., the world’s second-biggest chemicals manufacturer, plans to expand investment in U.S. shale gas projects through joint ventures, according to acting Chief Executive Officer Yousef al Benyan.

Sabic, as the company is known, signed an agreement with Houston, Texas-based Enterprise Products Partners L.P. to get shale gas, al-Benyan said in an interview in Riyadh. The company may use the feedstock in the U.S. or export it to other countries such as the U.K., he said. Sabic has converted crackers at U.K. plants to use shale gas as feedstock to produce olefins and their derivatives more competitively.

“The main areas in the U.S. we are looking to invest in are the northeast and the south as they fit our overall expectations including government support, labor laws and unions,” al-Benyan said. “At this point we are not looking to acquire any U.S. companies.”

Sabic, which in 2007 bought General Electric Co.’s plastics unit for $11.6 billion, said in April it plans to expand in China and the U.S. because it’s difficult for the company to grow in Saudi Arabia due to a shortage of gas. The Marcellus shale formation spread across Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio is America’s biggest natural gas producer, with output rising more than 14-fold since January 2007.

Sabic won’t be directly involved in Saudi Arabia’s shale production, he said. The discovery of shale gas in the country will “open up some opportunities for indirect investments for Sabic,” al-Benyan said.


Acting CEO of the organization Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan said that his company has plans to expand investment in the US shale gas projects through joint ventures.

SABIC had signed an agreement with Houston, Texas-based Enterprise Products Partners L.P. to get shale gas. He said it may use the feedstock in the United States and export it to other countries, including the UK.

SABIC has converted crackers at the UK plants to use shale gas as feedstock to produce olefins and their derivatives more competitively.
He also pointed out that SABIC will not directly involve in the Kingdom’s shale production. He hoped that the discovery of shale gas in the country will pave the way for opportunities for indirect investments for SABIC.


August 24, 2017 

Saudi Aramco, SABIC launch bidding at key chemical project

Saudi Aramco and Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) have launched bidding for engineering work on their joint crude oil to chemicals project, industry sources said, a key step towards developing the $20-billion-plus complex.

The project, known as COTC, the first major scheme to bring the two giants together, is expected to process Arabian Light and Extra Light crude oil, one of the sources told Reuters.

Several plants are expected to be built including a 400,000-barrels-per-day integrated crude distillation and vacuum unit, a distillate hydrotreater, a vacuum gas oil hydrocracker, a residual fluid catalytic cracking unit, a mixed feed cracker, as well as polyethylene, polypropylene, butadiene and aromatics recovery units.

Aramco and SABIC are still considering where to locate the chemicals site; at Yanbu, near a power plant; or in Jubail, close to Sadara, which is an Aramco joint venture with U.S. company Dow Chemical.

The closing date for bids for pre-front end engineering and design work (pre-FEED) and FEED for the COTC is Sept. 25, one of the sources said, adding that the plant is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2024.

Another source said pre-FEED is expected to be completed by late 2018, with FEED to be finalised by late 2019. Aramco and SABIC are expected to launch bidding for construction by mid-2020.

SABIC did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. Aramco said it “declines to comment on rumor or speculation”.

Aramco’s chief executive has said it was a priority for the company to convert crude oil to chemicals as the state oil producer aims to diversify operations in the run-up to an initial public offering of shares next year.

Downstream, which covers refining and chemicals, will help Aramco boost value from hydrocarbons by securing revenue streams and become less vulnerable to oil price swings.

Analysts say the project will help reduce natural gas usage in petrochemicals at a time when the kingdom is trying to use more gas to generate power, rather than burning crude oil, as it seeks to diversify its energy mix.

“What is new and different is that the prices of crude and gasoline/diesel have come down more than petrochemicals. This makes the incentive to produce petrochemicals greater than to make gasoline and diesel,” Mark Routt, chief economist for the Americas at KBC Advanced Technologies, said.

“It certainly could usher in a new ’wave’ of investments in producing those petrochemicals,” he said.

The project is strategic for Saudi Arabia, which plans to expand further into the petrochemical chain to export more end products and grow beyond oil.

It is also crucial for Saudi Arabia's economic reform plan and could create as many as 100,000 jobs.

SABIC's CEO told Reuters in May that COTC could produce more than 18 million tonnes of materials yearly.


Saudi Aramco and SABIC announced on Tuesday the signing of heads of agreement to conduct a joint feasibility study on a fully integrated crude oil-to-chemicals complex. The heads of agreement also contains key principles of cooperation that will form the basis for the companies to establish a joint venture.

The prospect of a fully integrated crude oil-to-chemicals complex in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will support both SABIC's growth strategy and Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, and further enhance the relationship between Saudi Aramco and SABIC, SABIC's Chairman said.

Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thenayan Al-Saud, who is also the Chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, said: "The agreement compliments our growth strategy to become the preferred world leader in chemicals, supports our leadership's vision for Saudi Arabia to be a pioneering and successful global model of excellence, and enhances the historically strong relationship between Saudi Aramco and SABIC."

He added, "SABIC's 2025 strategy is a map that shows us how to become more global, more distinctive in our product offering, and more integrated in our operations. This announcement is another major step toward achieving this goal; this project will positively reflect on the local market through creating more business opportunities, high-value job creation, and technological innovation. By working together, Saudi Aramco and SABIC are supporting the Kingdom's economic transformation and creating 'Chemistry that Matters' for future generations."


SABIC announces intention to merge Sadaf with Petrokemya

AS part of its strategic transformation plan and to increase efficiency and competiveness of all its global operations, SABIC announced on Wednesday its intention to merge two of its manufacturing affiliates, Saudi Petrochemical Company (Sadaf) and Arabian Petrochemical Company (Petrokemya).

This step has come as part of the company’s transformation program, which was initiated three years ago to enhance agility across all its operations.

All assets, rights, liabilities and obligations of Sadaf will be transferred to Petrokemya. Subject to regulatory approvals, Petrokemya will continue to exist, while Sadaf will cease to exist as a legal entity. The merger process is scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2019.

With the merger, SABIC seeks to create a more efficient platform to optimize assets and unlock value from the synergies between the two companies’ product streams. It is also expected to create more effective and streamlined operations, maintenance and project execution.

Sadaf, a limited-liability company based in Jubail, produces ethylene, styrene, caustic soda, MTBE, and ethanol. It operates six petrochemical plants with a total production capacity of more than 4 million metric tons per year, besides a cogeneration power station.

Petrokemya, also a limited liability company in Jubail, produces ethylene, propylene, butene, benzene, butadiene, polystyrene, polyethylene and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene.