Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Co. - Petro Rabigh - was founded as a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical in 2005. The plant is valued at US $10 billion and originally produced 18.4 million tons per annum (mtpa) of petroleum-based products and 2.4 mtpa of ethylene and propylene-based derivatives.
Our products are used in such end products as plastics, detergents, lubricants, resins, coolants, anti-freeze, paint, carpets, rope, clothing, shampoo, auto interiors, epoxy glue, insulation, film, fibers, household appliances, packaging, candles, pipes and many other applications.
Petro Rabigh II is an expansion project valued at US $8.4 billion - 25% funded by the public and the remainder equally funded by Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical. Petro Rabigh II is scheduled to be in full production by 4th Quarter 2017 and will produce a wide range of new products.
The first new product is Thermo Plastic Olefin (TPO), used in synthetic rubbers for automotive parts and industrial products. Another product new to the Kingdom is Polyamide 6 (PA6), or Nylon 6, used in food packaging, textiles, gears, fittings, bearings, and automotive parts.
We offer many exciting investment opportunities. Rabigh PlusTech Park is the first private Industrial Park for conversion industries in Saudi Arabia, and is designed to accommodate polymer compounding Third Party Projects.
Rabigh Plastic Technical Center (R-PTC), a state-of-the-art facility run by Sumitomo Chemical, provides technical support and training in plastic processing technology.
Petro Rabigh Industrial Complex is a site next to Petro Rabigh where downstream industries utilize Petro Rabigh products as feedstocks to produce chemical compounds such as polyols, polymer stabilizers, xylenes and solvents.
Petro Rabigh is at the hub of an upsurge in economic and technological development in line with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 to create a vibrant society, a thriving economy and an ambitious nation.