Jubail & Yanbu
July 2008

The Industrial City of Yanbu is set for its next big phase of expansion with 80 projects in the design and planning stages, according to details provided by the Yanbu directorate of the Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu. Among companies that feature in the list are Saudi Aramco, Sabic, Marafiq and Al Yamamah.






July 2008

There were 76 industries operating in Yanbu in 2007, of which 12 were primary, 16 secondary and 48 light, the Yanbu directorate of the Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu said. The industries entailed a total investment of SR54.4 billion with primary industries accounting for SR44.16 billion, secondary SR8.87 billion and light SR1.36 billion.






July 2008

Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia’s industrial powerhouse and hub for petrochemical industries, housed 195 industries in 2007 with a total capital investment of SR108.52 billion ($28.9 billion), according to the Jubail directorate of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu.






July 2008

Jubail Industrial City’s National Metal Manufacturing and Casting Co (Maadaniyah) made a good start this year with sales in the first quarter soaring 59 per cent to SR113 million ($30.1 million) compared with the corresponding period of 2007 and net profits tripling to SR17.3 million.






July 2008

One of Saudi Arabia’s prominent manufacturers of valves and process instruments has announced it will raise production capacity by 25 per cent soon. Dresser Al-Rushaid Valve and Instruments Co (Darvico) said its office staff in Jubail would move to a new building leaving additional space for production-related activities.






July 2008

Bilfal Heavy Industries Limited expects to gain leverage from two major projects it is currently working on and win additional contracts to take its turnover beyond the 2007 level.






July 2008

Zamil Food Industries, which produces dairy and meat products and resells imported items, hopes to raise sales with new product launches. Total sales in 2007 were SR93.8 million ($25.02 million), up nearly 17 per cent over the previous year. The company reported sales of SR34.






July 2008

Three Sabic petrochemical projects in the industrial cities of Jubail and Yanbu are expected to go on stream this year, the company reported. They had been launched by Yanbu National Petrochemical Company (Yansab), Eastern Petrochemical Company (Sharq) and Saudi European Petrochemical Company (Ibn Zahr).






July 2008

Fabricator Yanbu Steel Company (YSC), which has had its production facilities in Saudi Arabia’s western area for more than 25 years, says it will open operations in the Eastern Province this year beginning with a paint shop and subsequently moving on to fully fledged fabrication activities and exports.






July 2008

Precast concrete (PCC) manufacturer Qanbar Dywidag seeks to penetrate the Bahrain market in an ambitious marketing drive that earlier saw it expanding its role to the western region of Saudi Arabia.






July 2008

Marafiq, the power and water utility company for the industrial cities of Jubail and Yanbu, is at an exciting stage in its development, awaiting the completion of its independent water and power project (IWPP) in Jubail and the arrival of proposals from pre-qualified bidding groups for its IWPP in Yanbu.






July 2008

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and ConocoPhillips have announced they have approved continued funding for the development of the Yanbu Export Refinery Project. The Saudi Aramco and ConocoPhillips project will construct a grassroots, 400,000 barrel-per-day, full-conversion refinery in Yanbu Industrial City.






July 2008

With the opening of its second manufacturing facility, Gulf Heavy Industries Company (GHI) is poised to take on additional orders and raise its turnover at a time when Saudi Arabia is in the process of large-scale industrialisation as a means to diversify its economy.






July 2008

The region’s pioneering producer and supplier of additives to the plastic industry will commission this year its third blending line and make preparations for a fourthGulf Stabilizers Industries (GSI), which manufactures antioxidants and has a blending facility  to custom produce additives in easy-to-use pellets, said the blending capacity w






July 2008

In line with the trend in Saudi and other Gulf markets to raise cement production capacity, Yanbu Cement Company (YCC)’s board has granted approval for a new line of 10,000 tonnes per day or 3.65 million tonnes per year. The company’s production in 2007 was 4.6 million tonnes.






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