Al-Hejailan Group and Dow to form JV to build PAA and emulsion polymers plant in KSA
Al-Hejailan Group and Dow recently announced an agreement to form a joint venture to design, build and operate a polyacrylic acid (PAA) and emulsion polymers plant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Al-Hejailan will hold a 75 percent stake in the JV, and Dow will have 25 percent ownership.
This partnership will enable Al-Hejailan and Dow to meet growing customer demand for coatings and water treatment applications in KSA and the broader Middle East region, as well as penetrate new markets.
With an expected capacity of 40,000 metric tons per year, the plant will be built and operated by Al-Hejailan Group in Plaschem Park. The facility will utilise Dow’s manufacturing technologies, and Dow will be responsible for the marketing of the plant’s production. Construction of the plant is expected to begin in 2021 and production is expected to come on-stream in 2023.
“At Al- Hejailan Group, we are excited about this investment, which fulfills an important milestone in our group’s overall strategy and drives towards the development of more robust and expansive downstream manufacturing capabilities in the Kingdom. It further strengthens our strategic partnership with Dow, as we work jointly to capture downstream opportunities that align with the Kingdom’s localization programme and the overall Vision 2030 programme,” said Faisal Al-Hejailan, CEO, Al-Hejailan Group.
“This investment further reinforces Dow’s commitment to serving the region and promoting the downstream industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” said Howard Ungerleider, president and CFO, Dow. “This strategic partnership with Al-Hejailan builds on Dow’s long-standing presence in the Kingdom and supports the long-term growth potential we see for Dow and our partners throughout the region.”