38.10 SAR

Advanced Polyolefins

Advanced Polyolefin is executing the development of a new Greenfield propane dehydrogenation (“PDH”), polypropylene (“PP”) and isopropanol (“IPA”) complex with all required offsite and utilities in Jubail Industrial

City, Saudi Arabia (the “Project”).


The complex (currently undergoing construction) will be operated by Advanced Polyolefin. The Project will consist of:


  • A single train PDH with a total nameplate capacity of 843 000 tons per year of Propylene using CATOFIN Technology.


  • Two PP trains, each with a nameplate capacity of 400 000 tons per year of Polypropylene using Spheripol and Spherizon technologies from LyondelBasell’s.


  • An IPA plant with a nameplate capacity of 70 000 tons per year of Isopropanol Commissioning is currently planned for Q2 2024.

Project Packages

  • PDH/UTOS: the PDH plant as well as utilities and offsites associated with the plant, performed by Samsung Engineering Co.
  • PP: both polypropylene plants, the warehouse and associated works performed by Tecnimont.
  • OSBL: The scope includes pipelines to bring feedstock and utilities to the site as well as all nonprocess buildings. Separate local contractors are employed per discipline.
  • IPA: The Front End Engineering Design (FEED) is currently ongoing by Samsung with the completion date set for Q2 2023.
  • Fluor is retained as PMC to the Project.

Overall Project Progress Status

The overall project has completed more than 14 million safe man-hours.

The overall Project Execution Phase has achieved an Actual Progress

above 53%.

There is currently significant construction activity on site, with peak manpower expected in the first half of 2023. Progress has been largely in line with expectations, with actual execution curves closely aligned with planned.