SABIC and Linde successfully commercialise Linear Alpha Olefins


Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and The Linde Group have announced the first successful commercialisation of Linear Alpha Olefins (LAO), using α-SABLIN® technology developed jointly by SABIC and Linde.

Discussions first began in 1998 between SABIC and Linde, for the development of technologies and plant capacity to produce LAO.

In July 2004 SABIC’s manufacturing affiliate Jubail United Petrochemical Company (UNITED) awarded the contract to Linde for engineering, procurement and construction of the 150,000 metric tons per year (tpy) plant at Jubail on the Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia.

The UNITED project was carried out by Linde’s subsidiary, Linde-KCA-Dresden GmbH of Germany, in close cooperation with Linde Engineering in Pullach, Germany and SABIC’s Technology and Innovation organisation.

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