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Royal Commission of Jubail

Ahmed BIN ZAID AL HUSSAIN

CEO

ROYAL COMMISSION OF JUBAIL

Jubail is an early example of using previous waste (flared gas) to make something valuable (chemicals).
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Royal Commission of Jubail In Figures

Estimated total value of investments in Jubail: USD 156 billion

Estimated total value of private sector profit per year in Jubail: USD 18 billion

An autonomous organisation of the Saudi government, Royal Commission of Jubail is tasked with developing Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia’s largest cluster for petrochemical and energy-intensive industries. The commission has been in charge of the city ever since its construction began in 1976.

The city spans 1,028 kilometres and features some of the largest industrial projects in the world. These include the world’s largest chemical complex, Sadara, which has 26 integrated manufacturing plants and produces 3 million tonnes of products annually, and the SATORP refinery, which has a processing capacity of 460,000 bpd.

Jubail Industrial City already consists of areas J1 and J2. A third area, J3 is currently being planned and will notably include an area of 70 kilometres for solar generation. The city also aims to help the country achieve its net-zero ambitions through other means. By 2027, Jubail plans to have the largest carbon capture and storage project, whose first phase will be capable of capturing up to 9 million tonnes of CO2.

Other major ongoing projects are being developed at J2. Among these are the PlasChem and Amiral projects, which combined represent a total capital expenditure of USD 34 billion. The Amiral project will be integrated into the SATORP refinery to produce 1.65 million tonnes of ethylene per year, along with other advanced chemicals.

Royal Commission of Jubail News and Interviews

The Energy Year Saudi Arabia 2023 Launch and Awards Ceremony
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Saudi Arabia - November 13, 2023

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Saudi Arabia - October 16, 2023

Ahmed bin Zaid Al Hussain, CEO of Royal Commission of Jubail, talks to The Energy Year about Jubail Industrial City’s financial viability and how it is aiming to…

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Saudi Arabia - August 18, 2017

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Saudi Arabia - September 28, 2015

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