Oil and gas: Roxtec appointed to massive petrochem project in Saudi Arabia


Roxtec appointed to massive petrochem project in Saudi Arabia Cable seal manufacturer Roxtec has been chosen to supply the Sadara Project, one of the world's largest new petrochemical plants, being constructed on Saudi Arabia’s east coast.

Managing director Graham O’Hare, of Greater Manchester-based (UNITED KINGDOM) Roxtec UK, said the company’s blast proof cable and pipe seals are being used across the plant to help protect people and assets from a range of hazards including fire and explosion.

“This is a great project win in the petrochemical sector,” he said. “Our seals are being used in substations, motor control rooms, the utilities area, power rooms and the chlorine plant. We have also supplied air and gas tight seals for pressurised rooms.

"Roxtec’s multi-cable transit seals are a vital safety component in any integrated chemical plant. We have extensive experience in the process industry and petrochemical sector.”

Several engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors and the cable management supplier have selected Roxtec products for the wide range of applications.

Mr O’Hare said Roxtec’s Middle East operation is providing help and support on site, reinforcing the advantages of working with a company which offers training and expertise on the ground worldwide.

The Sadara Project is the largest ever petrochemical plant built in one phase and Sadara Chemical Company is a joint venture between the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and The Dow Chemical Company. It is a multinational project being built in Jubail Industrial City, and is due to be completed in 2015. The fully integrated complex is planned to consist of 26 chemical manufacturing units. It will produce a variety of products, including polyurethanes, propylene oxide, propylene glycol, elastomers, linear low-density polyethylene, low density polyethylene, glycol ethers and amines.

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