Tecnicas Reunidas wins three EPC contracts in Sadara complex

Dow and Saudi Aramco $20 billion Sadara takes shape

Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) is a joint venture between The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco).

Once complete, Sadara petrochemical complex will be one of the world’s largest integrated chemical complex and the largest ever built in a single phase.

The facility was planned to be located in Ras Tanura but later cancelled due to technical and financial difficulties. 

Then it came to be located about 100km northwest of the Dammam city, in Jubail Industrial City II in Al Sharqiya, Saudi Arabia.

Sadara is expected to deliver annual revenues of approximately $10 billion within a few years of operation.

Dow and Saudi Aramco have planned a total capital expenditure for the project of approximately $20 billion.

Within the joint venture Dow will provide its leading edge technologies and proprietary licenses while Saudi Aramco will brings it experience in managing giant projects in Saudi Arabia and will guaranty the conditions of the feedstock sourcing.

Then Dow and Saudi Aramco will share efforts for the marketing and sales in the domestic market and overseas.

The planned exports include about 45% to Asia, 10% to Europe and 25% to the Middle East.

Dow and Saudi Aramco are targeting high-growth end markets such as transportation (automotive parts, maintenance fluids), construction (pipes, adhesives & sealants), packaging and containers (food and non-food), consumer goods (foam for furniture and bedding; rigid PU foam insulation for appliances), adhesives and sealants, coatings (wide range of coatings for industrial, maintenance and marine applications), oil and gas (pipeline protection & flow assurance, gas treatment), electrical and electronics (wire and cable, insulation).

KBR completed FEED and will be the PMC

KBR performed the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) work on the Sadara petrochemical complex

Dow and Saudi Aramco also appointed KBR as the project management consultant (PMC) for Sadara.

KBR is one of the few engineering companies which have been pre-qualified by Saudi Aramco to provide engineering services and consultancy work under the General Engineering Services Plus (GES+) initiative.

To do so, KBR acquired in February 2012 Abdulhadi and Al-Moaibed Consulting Engineering Co. (AMCDE), a Saudi owned professional engineering company, and officially formed KBR-AMCDE.

As designed by KBR, the complex will use a mixed cracker in order to use either way ethane or naphtha derived from natural gas liquids (NGLs) and oil as feedstock.

The feedstock will be supplied from the Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Company’s (SATROP) refinery currently under construction in Al-Jubail.

It will produce about 1.5 million t/y of ethylene and about 400,000 t/y of propylene.

In this context, the Sadara petrochemical complex will possess cost-advantaged flexible cracking capabilities and produce over 3 million t/y of high value-added chemical products and performance plastics.

The fully integrated complex will consist of 26 chemical manufacturing units including a wide range of performance products such as:

 – Polyurethanes (isocyanates, polyether polyols)

 – Propylene Oxide (PO)

 – Propylene Glycol (PG)

 – Elastomers

 – Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)

 – Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)

 – Glycol Ethers (GE)

 – Amines. 

Feedstock for the propylene oxide unit will be supplied by a new hydrogen peroxide plant to be constructed by the 50/50 joint venture of Sadara Chemical and Solvay.

First production units are expected to come on line in the second half of 2015 and the full completion is expected to be up and running in 2016.

Dow and Saudi Aramco selected Tecnicas Reunidas for three EPC contracts

The Sadara joint venture is awarding Tecnicas Reunidas a contract for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of three packages:

 – Ethylene oxide derivatives (EOD)

 – Polyethylene oxide diacrylate (POD)

 – Ethylene oxide shares system (EOSS)

Tecnicas Reunidas in brief

Home based in Spain, Tecnicas Reunidas (TR), is a general contractor with international activities dedicated to engineering, design and construction of all types of industrial facilities for a wide range of clients worldwide including many National Oil Companies (NOCs).

Tecnicas Reunidas is mostly focusing on the implementation of major industrial projects on lump sum turnkey basis.

Tecnicas Reunidas is the leader in engineering and construction in the energy sector in Spain and one of the first in Europe in oil and natural gas projects and one of the world’s largest refining sector.

Tecnicas Reunidas started operations in 1960 in partnership with The Lummus Company by creating Spanish Lummus, SA, becoming in 1972 Technical Reunidas SA private equity hundred per cent Spanish.

Tecnicas Reunidas has designed and built more than 1000 industrial plants in 50 countries on six continents .

Tecnicas Reunidas has 5,500 employees with a high level of training and experience working with management systems, advanced calculation and design market, based on next-generation tools.

With these three EPC packages awarded to Tecnicas Reunidas, Dow and Saudi Aramco move along the chemical specialties in the implementation of the instrumental Sadara giant project in Saudi Arabia’s strategy to become not only a strategic chemicals and plastics producer, but also a hub for future downstream manufacturing.

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17 thoughts on “Tecnicas Reunidas wins three EPC contracts in Sadara complex”

  1. Can you supply me with the contact details of your procurement people dealing with the Sadara project in Jubail,Saudi Arabia.

  2. Dear Sir,

    i want to apply for job in SADARA project i have experience in Admin Assistant And document Controller. so i want send my CV please send me Email address of HR or any recruitment Department.

    With Thanks


    Good luck TR
    Thanks & Regards

    Q.C.Manager, Pkg No. 6 SATORP Jubail-2
    ( An ISO 9001: 2008 certified Company)
    P.O. Box No.977, Al – Jubail -31951,
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  4. Dear Sir:

    Please be informed that i have been working with Technip as following Role.

    Period : 08 Feb 2012 Till Now:
    Client : Satorp ( Saudi Aramco Total Oil Refinery Project )
    Company : Technip Italy S.P.A
    Project Name : JERP ( Jubail Export Refinery Project ).
    Package 5A: Project No . 2366
    interconnecting ,Falre ,PCS,Electrical System ( SATORP ).
    Position : Instrument Supervisor ;
    ID : 5A- 589 .

    Activities & Scope of work :
    Instrument Supervisor Follow the following Activities :
    Full Supervision of PCS & DCS System Supplied By Invensys Co .
    1- Cabinet installation ( Marshalling , DCS ,F&Gas ,FGM ,LAN ,Server ,Work Station ,Switch & Power distribution )Inside rack Rooms ,Server Rooms & Engineering Room .
    2- Consolle installation ( Invensys )
    3- Cable Pulling ,Interconnecting & Cable termination ) .
    4- F.O. fiber optics cables Activities ( splicing & Tests by OTDR )
    5- Installation grounding System inside all Building .
    6- Follow up all wiring modification and As Built .
    7- Coordinator between Technip Package
    8- Closing punch list items.

  5. Dear Sir,
    I want to apply for job-in HEALTH,SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT-HSE in TR for its any new project (SADARA project or Jazan refinery project or any other ).I have multi disciplinary experience in HSE with various EPC Project. I want send my CV so please send me Email address of HR or any recruitment Department.

    Thank you
    Kind regards

    1. Ahmed Al Buainain

      Dear Sir,

      We are a consulting and trading company from Al Jubail Ash – Sharqiya .We do not have a procurement role in Sadara project . And we supply Electrical and Mechanical piping items .Please sir kindly let us know the the status of Sadara .Can you provide the list of procurement people who are working for Sadara project. Insha allah we will have a good business

  6. Dear Sirs,

    Can you provide me with your list of sub-contractors doing the EPC job for SADARA petrochemicals unit. Specially the polymer plants LLDPE, LDPE, and others.


  7. Dear Sir,

    We are one of leading supplier in Saudi Arabia for consumables, tools and safety products. Our items are approved by ARAMCO and we are one of the vendors of Aramco. We would like to serve you on your on-going projects in SADARA.
    Kindly give me the list of your sub-contractors and contact details of your E&I and procurement department.

  8. Syed Mujeebuddin

    Dear Sir,

    IICS are EPC Solutions & Services Providers for the Instrumentation, Low Voltage Electrical, Automation, Controls(System Integrators of Siemens, Schneider Electric & Allen Bradley PLC System) & SCADA Solutions.

    IICS are also distributors of KNURR Technical Furniture Germany a part of Emerson.

    Shall there be any requirements please feel free to contact us.

    We look forward to your valuable RFQ’s to all the requirements within our scope of supply.

    Assuring you of our best services at all times.

    Sincere Salutations

    Syed Mujeebuddin

  9. Sir/Mam,

    Willing to work with TR and want to be a part of TR team, having almost 10 years exp in Oil&Gas, Refinery, Infrastructure, P/L and now with Petrochemical.

    Feb 2014 my contract is going to be finished.

    I am hoping for positive.

    T & R

  10. Dear Sir

    We are suppliers for Steel Gratings and Mechanical Fasteners.

    Our product has been approved by Sadara.

    Any inquires in this regards., kindly feel free to contact.



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