Al-JUBAIL, Saudi Arabia (October 1, 2012) – Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (Chevron Phillips Chemical) congratulates Saudi Polymers Company (SPCo) and its joint venture partner, National Petrochemical Company (Petrochem), as the joint venture’s manufacturing facility located in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia, begins commercial production.
"This is an exciting time for the SPCo team, and we are proud to report we’ve safely achieved start-up and commercial production for our new facilities," said Mike Zeglin, executive president of Saudi Polymers Company. "We will now be working to fill the critical inventory targets needed to ensure our long-term reliability as a supplier of quality products."
The integrated SPCo petrochemicals complex includes world-class operating units that are capable of producing Ethylene (1,220 kmta), Propylene (440 kmta), Polyethylene (1,100 kmta), Polypropylene (400 kmta), Polystyrene (200 kmta) and 1-Hexene (100 kmta). In addition to direct sales to serve local Saudi demand, SPCo will manufacture products to serve growing world demand outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through its exclusive distributor, Gulf Polymers Distribution Company, utilizing Chevron Phillips Chemical’s global marketing network.
SPCo, which began construction in January 2008, has created approximately 950 jobs, with a high percentage being occupied by Saudi nationals.
SPCo is a limited liability company incorporated in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that is owned 65 percent by Petrochem, a joint-stock company incorporated in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and 35 percent by Arabian Chevron Phillips Petrochemical Company (ACP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Phillips Chemical.