Prior to joining Sadara, Dr Al-Faqeer served as the acting general manager of Ras Tanura Refinery, a complex refinery with a capacity of 550 thousand barrels per day, making it the largest refinery in the Middle East. He also previously led the engineering and operations departments in the refinery, where he was responsible for the safe and reliable operation of the assets, meeting the production commitment and managing major refinery upgrades. Prior to joining Ras Tanura Refinery, Dr Al-Faqeer led Aramco Research and Development Center, where he was responsible for establishing different research satellite centres in North America and Europe.Dr Al-Faqeer holds a master’s degree and a PhD in materials science and engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.
Sadara Chemical Company has begun full commercial operations at its new chemical complex in Jubail Industrial City II, Saudi Arabia – the world’s largest integrated complex of its kind ever built in a single phase, with 26 state-of-the-art manufacturing units, over three million tonnes of capacity per annum and an investment of $20bn.
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