JUBAIL — Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) has signed a supply agreement with Harcros-ARA, a new venture being established by Harcros Chemicals Inc. (Harcros), an international manufacturer and distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals, and ARA Specialty Industrial Company (ARA), a chemical manufacturer based in Riyadh.

Under terms of the agreement, the venture plans to establish a chemical facility in PlasChem Park, a collaborative industrial park between Sadara and the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) in Jubail Industrial City II, and will offtake Ethylene Oxide (EO) and Propylene Oxide (PO) from Sadara to fuel the production of various specialty chemicals.

The proposed Harcros-ARA facility will produce specialty chemicals used in a variety of applications from construction materials, paint and coating additives, to metal treatment and mining, water treatment and enhanced oil recovery. Methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) will also be produced for oil and gas applications.