The National Petrochemical Industrial Company (Natpet) affiliate of Saudi petchems firm Alujain has awarded Italy’s Tecnimont a $65mn EPC contract to rehabilitate a polypropylene complex at Yanbu on the Saudi Red Sea coast.

Work will involve rehabilitating units damaged in a fire at the complex in October 2018. Pre-fire output capacity was 400,000 t/y. Natpet aims to bring the plant back online in October 2019. Although the plant is shut down, satellite imagery shows that the fire did...