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Jubail Chevron Phillips

Jubail Chevron Phillips (JCP)

The Jubail Chevron Phillips Company Limited (JCP), is a joint venture limited liability company with share of Capital of SR 1,477 Million and commercial registration number 2055005901 issued in Al-Jubail on 23/04/1424H corresponding to 24/06/2003.

JCP is owned 50% by the Saudi Industrial Investment Group (SIIG), KSA, and 50% by the Arabian Chevron Petrochemical Company Ltd. (ACPC), Bermuda. ACPC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LLC (CPChem), USA, which is owned 50% by Chevron Co., USA, and 50% by Conoco Phillips Chemical In 2001, both partners (Arabian Chevron Petrochemical and SIIG) agreed to execute a new project under the name of Jubail Chevron Philips with a total cost of SR 4,500 Million to produce Styrene with capacity of 750,000 Ton/year and Propylene with a capacity of 145,000 Ton/year, this project has started production during the last quarter of 2008. The JCP project is located adjacent to the existing aromatics project of SCP in Jubail. The JCP project includes an olefins cracker that is integrated with world-scale Ethyl Benzene and Styrene production facilities.

Process:

The JCP Project will process 40,000 bbl/day stream of A-182 natural gasoline supplied directly from the Saudi Aramco Juaymah facility.

The feed processed through the JCP olefins unit produces dilute ethylene, propylene, and Pygas. The dilute ethylene will be combined with benzene supplied from SCP to produce ethyl benzene utilizing a commercially proven dilute ethylene process.

Products & Applications:

Styrene:

Styrene monomer (C6H5-CH=CH2), also known as Vinyl Benzene, is a colorless, toxic liquid with a strong aroma. Styrene is insoluble in water and is soluble in alcohol and in ether. Styrene is used to make polymers, such as Polystyrene (PS). PS resin is used for the injection molding of parts for appliances, electronics, computers, telephones, automobiles and toys. PS is also used for the extrusion/thermoforming of sheets and for packaging dairy products, beverages, and for disposable plates/trays. PS expandable is used for the packaging of electronics and for insulation material.

Styrene is used to make co-polymers, such as Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) latex, unsaturated Polyester resins, and Styrene-Acrylonitrile (SAN) resins. ABS is used to make molded luggage and auto accessories. SAN is used to make trays for refrigerators. SBR is used to make tires, footwear, adhesives, sealants and other rubber products.

Propylene:

Propylene is an unsaturated organic compound having the chemical formula C3H6. It has one double bond, and is the second simplest member of the alkene class of hydrocarbons, and it is also second in natural abundance. Propylene is produced primarily as a by-product of petroleum refining and of ethylene production by steam cracking of hydrocarbon feed stocks. Propylene is a major chemical intermediate.

Global propylene demand is dominated by polypropylene production which accounted for about 66 % of total propylene demand. Polypropylene is used in the manufacture of mechanical parts, containers, fibers and films. Other important propylene consumers include acrylonitrile (used in acrylic fibers and ABS polymers), propylene oxide (used in propylene glycol antifreeze and polyurethane), oxo-alcohols (used in coatings and plasticizers), cumene (used in polycarbonates and phenolic resins) and acrylic acid (used in coatings, adhesives and super absorbent polymers).

Marketing:

The Jubail Chevron Phillips products will be mainly sold within the KSA area and Asia in addition to some sales going to Europe.