Abdullah Al Majdouie (left) and Al Labban

Abdullah Al Majdouie (left) and Al Labban

MdR wins Sadara logistics deal

The company counts it a privilege to be associated with the giant Sadara project and believes the deal solidifies its capabilities in the petrochemicals arena

01 May 2013

Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture developed by Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company, has outsourced its packaging centre activity for solids and liquids handling to Almajdouie De Rijke Co Ltd (MdR).

The agreement was signed in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, between Ziad S Al Labban, CEO, Sadara, and Abdullah A Al Majdouie, chairman of MdR. “The 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,” the company said in a statement.

Sadara is now building a fully integrated chemicals complex in Jubail Industrial City 2, in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. The Sadara 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 highlighted that “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.”

Chairman Al Majdouie stated: “We are delighted to be part of the Sadara project which is in the spotlight in the kingdom and throughout the world.” He said MdR has a proven track record and competence to manage such large-scale operations.

The contract scope 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 of finished products and handling of containers and railway cargo.

“With the award of this contract, MdR becomes one of the largest petrochemical logistics companies in the world handling over 10 million tonnes of petrochemical products annually,” the company said.

MdR is a joint venture established in 2006 between Almajdouie Group of Saudi Arabia and De Rijke Group of The Netherlands to serve the petrochemical market in the GCC region through complete supply chain solutions by combining both partners’ expertise. MdR exclusively provides supply chain services to several parties in the polymer and liquids industry.

“With a dedicated and well-trained workforce, MdR is maintaining best practices for safety, security, health, environmental care and quality (SSHEQ), management systems for warehousing, specialised maintenance and transportation, modern equipment and multi-customer storage terminals in order to maintain the highest standard of service and best-in-class performance,” the statement said.

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