The Aramco-Dow Sadara JV is near to completing its giant petrochemical complex.

The Sadara JV of state oil giant Saudi Aramco and US chemicals producer Dow has started production of polyols at its 3.2mn tons/year petrochemicals complex at Jubail on the Saudi Gulf coast.

The polyols unit is one of 14 in the $20bn Sadara complex to produce a specialty chemical in the kingdom for the first time. Polyols are a building block for making polyurethanes and foams, which are in demand across a wide...