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Sabuco Awards Contract to Daelim for Construction of Butanol Plant

July 16, 2013

Saudi Butanol Co. (Sabuco) has awarded Daelim, of South Korea, a $293 million contract for construction of the world’s largest butanol plant in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia.

Sabuco, a joint venture of Saudi Basic Industries Corp. affiliate Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co.; Saudi Acrylic Acid Co. and the Sadara Chemical venture of Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, is building a project to produce 330,000 t/y of n-butanol and 11,000 t/y of iso-butanol.

Construction on the $517-million facility is scheduled to begin in January 2014, with completion anticipated in May 2015.

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