Dow is investing for strategic growth in the Middle East by leveraging its global industry leadership and regional joint ventures.
We have a proven track record of creating successful world-class joint ventures that are well positioned to be growth companies in their own right by meeting growing demand in the Middle East and beyond. Our strategy of working with local partners to set up state-of-the-art petrochemical complexes in the Middle East demonstrates our commitment to transforming the regional petrochemical landscape while supporting regional employment objectives and economic diversification agendas.
By creating joint venture companies with key regional industry players across the Middle East, we are demonstrating our long-term commitment to the Middle East.
Learn about our joint ventures in:
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dow's materials and services have been available in the Kingdom for over 30 years. Our historic and proposed presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is one that is characterized by landmark joint venture (JV) partnerships, and a commitment to positively impact the local economic landscape while transforming the Country into a key player in the global petrochemicals industry.
Arabian Chemical Company Ltd. (ACCL)
- In 1976, Dow entered KSA by establishing a distribution partnership with industrial conglomerate E.A. Juffali & Brothers (Juffali).
- Dow and Juffali are partners in ACCL (Latex) producing latex in Saudi's Eastern Province.
Arabian Chemical Company (Polystyrene) Limited
- Dow and Juffali are partners in ACCL (Polystyrene) manufacturing STYROFOAMT in Jeddah and in the United Arab Emirates.
Saudi Acrylic Monomer Company LLC
- In 2009, Dow acquired a JV stake in the Saudi Acrylic Monomer Company (SAMCo), with Saudi partner Tasnee Sahara Olefins Company, to construct the first acrylic monomer production facility in the region (Location: Jubail).
- SAMCo will manufacture a range of downstream products for local and regional markets and generate hundreds of jobs.
Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara)
- In July 2011, Dow and the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) announced that the Boards of Directors of both companies have approved the formation Sadara, a JV that will build, own and operate a world-scale, fully integrated chemicals complex in Jubail Industrial City II, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
- With 26 manufacturing units, and utilizing many of Dow's industry leading technologies, the complex will be one of the world's largest integrated chemical facilities, and the largest ever built in one single phase. The complex will possess flexible cracking capabilities and will produce over 3 million metric tons of high value-added chemical products and performance plastics, capitalizing on rapidly growing markets in energy, transportation, infrastructure and consumer products.
- 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. Once operational, Sadara is expected to deliver annual revenues of approximately $10 billion within a few years of operation and generate thousands of direct and indirect employment opportunities through the complex and related investments in downstream value parks.
The State of Kuwait
For 15 years, Dow and Petrochemical Industries Company K.S.C. (PIC) of Kuwait have shared one successful milestone after another. As the largest foreign investor, and largest private employer of Kuwaiti nationals, through its joint ventures in the petrochemicals industry in Kuwait, Dow has consistently promoted economic development and prosperity.
Dow and PIC's joint ventures combine Dow's strong existing asset base, technology position, and market presence.
EQUATE Petrochemical Co. K.S.C
- EQUATE Petrochemical Co. K.S.C. is a joint venture with a state-of-the-art petrochemical complex located in Kuwait, dedicated to producing Polyethylene and Ethylene Glycol. Supplying markets in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, EQUATE serves the rapidly expanding global demand for value-added plastics and chemicals of the highest quality.
- Established in 1995, this groundbreaking international joint venture benefits from Dow leadership, industrial practices, cutting edge technology, and experienced and highly driven people.
- EQUATE produces Polyethylene and Ethylene Glycol and supplies to markets in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, which yield to annual sales of more than $1 billion.
The Kuwait Olefins Co. K.S.C.
- TKOC produces Polyethylene and Ethylene Glycol. In 2003, Dow and PIC commenced construction on Olefins II, a new Ethylene and derivatives complex in Kuwait.
- The Olefins II project has been constructed on the site adjacent to EQUATE, which will manage, operate, and maintain the Olefins II facilities.
The Kuwait Styrene Co. K.S.C.
- The Styrene Unit will produce Styrene from Benzene produced in the Paraxylene Unit and Ethylene produced in the Olefins Complex.
The United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) serves as the hub for Dow's growing business and administrative presence in the Middle East. Our innovative and sustainability-minded products and systems are present in some of the most recognizable and groundbreaking projects within the industries of Building & Construction, Coatings, Oil & Gas, and Water.
Our presence in the UAE is aligned with our corporate commitment to invest for growth in fast-paced economies, and to supply the innovative technologies our customers need for the next generation of sustainable development.
Arabian Chemical Insulation Company FZCO
- Dow and E.A. Juffali & Brothers are partners in ACCL (Polystyrene), manufacturing STYROFOAMT in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and in the Jebel Ali Free Zone in the United Arab Emirates.
MEGlobal International FZE
- MEGlobal is a world leader in the manufacturing and marketing of merchant Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) and Diethylene Glycol (DEG), collectively known as Ethylene Glycol (EG).
- Established in July 2004, the joint venture has approximately 200 employees worldwide.
Kingdom of Bahrain
EQUATE Marketing Company E.C.
- The EQUATE Marketing Company (EMC), the commerical face of EQUATE, markets a wide range of PE from linear low density (LLDPE) to high molecular weight high-density resins (HDPE).
- Recently, EMC has also begun selling SM produced from Greater EQUATE's expanded facilities.
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