The CRT, monitored by the technical consultant Nexant, is designed to demonstrate to the company’s lenders that Sadara can produce and ship its products at 90% of design rates, or better for a period of 60 consecutive days. The CRT began on 19 October and ended at midnight on 17 December 2018, and the data from the test will be verified by the technical consultant in January 2019.
“This is a proud day for Sadara,” said CEO Dr Faisal M Al-Faqeer. “All of our teams have shown great determination and professionalism. Their commitment and drive have seen the company move through the construction phase, the commissioning and start-up phase, the ramp-up phase and now the Creditors Reliability Test phase.”
Al-Faqeer added: “Passing the CRT on the first attempt is an outstanding achievement for such a large, fully integrated industrial complex. It could not have been accomplished without the hard work, loyalty and commitment of our people.”
The Sadara Chemical Complex is situated on six-square-kilometres of land in Jubail Industrial City II, Saudi Arabia. The complex is composed of 26 world-scale manufacturing facilities capable of producing over three million metric tonnes of high-value performance plastics and specialty chemical products annually.