MIDLAND, MI/DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia – The Dow Chemical Co. and the Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco) are planning a joint venture, Sadara Chemical Co., to build and operate a world-scale, fully integrated chemicals complex in Jubail Industrial City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Comprised of 26 manufacturing units, the complex will produce over three million metric tons of chemical products and performance plastics.

Construction will begin immediately, and the first production units will come on line in the second half of 2015, with all units expected to be up and running in 2016.

The manufacturing units will produce a wide range of performance products such as polyurethanes (isocyanates and polyether polyols), propylene oxide, propylene glycol, elastomers, linear low-density polyethylene, low-density polyethylene, glycol ethers and amines.