Abdullah A Al Majdouie and Ziad S Al-Labban
Sadara awards packaging contract to MDR
Riyadh, April 18, 2013
Sadara Chemical, a joint venture of Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company, has outsourced its packaging center activity for solids and liquids handling to Almajdouie De Rijke Company (MDR) Logistics.
MDR is a joint venture between Almajdouie Group of Saudi Arabia and De Rijke Group of Netherlands.
The agreement was recently signed between Ziad S Al-Labban, chief executive officer of Sadara, and Abdullah A Al Majdouie, chairman of MDR. Signing of the contract by MDR further reflects its capacity to be a strategic and reliable partner for supply chain activities related to the petrochemical industry.
Sadara is now building a fully integrated chemicals complex in Jubail Industrial City II, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The complex will consist of 26 world scale manufacturing units, and first production is anticipated to come on stream in the second half of 2015.
Al-Labban said: “Sadara is the largest petrochemical facility ever built in the world in a single phase. We will establish a world-scale manufacturing footprint that delivers a full range of value-added, performance products destined for the emerging markets of Asia, the Middle East and Africa.”
Al Majdouie added: “We are delighted to be part of the Sadara project which is in the spotlight in the Kingdom and throughout the world.”
The scope of MDR includes support of pre-commissioning and commissioning activities of the logistic facilities; managing all on site logistic operations, such as unloading raw materials, internal transport, packaging and storage of finished products loading finished products, handling containers and railway wagons.
With the award of this contract, MDR is one of the largest petrochemical logistics companies in the world handling over 10 million tons of petrochemical products annually. – TradeArabia News Service