Ralph Schommer, Dickow project manager for Sadara orders
Dickow Pumpen, based in Germany, has awarded several orders covering 164 pieces of magnetic coupled pumps for the Sadara Chemical Complex. Sadara is a joint venture of Dow Chemical and Saudi Aramco located in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. Once completed it will represent the largest petrochemical facility ever built in a single phase. The fully integrated complex will consist of 26 chemical manufacturing units producing a variety of chemicals, such as amines, propylene glycol, polyurethanes, low density polyethylene, elastomers, glycol ethers and propylene oxide.
Due to the sheer size of the complex multiple EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractors are involved in the realization of this huge project. Dickow pumps are part of several pump packages for different production units, including orders from Daelim (South Korea), Fluor (USA), Jacobs / Alfa Laval (Denmark) and lately Tecnicas Reunidas (Spain). 100 pumps are already shipped or almost completed.