Saudi’s Advanced Petrochemical To Invest In $1bn Plant In South Korea

The project will be financed 40 per cent equity and 60 percent debt, the company said.



Saudi Arabia’s Advanced Petrochemical Co. plans to invest in a project worth around $1 billion to produce propylene in South Korea, the company said on Thursday.

The propane dehydrogenation (PDH) project, a joint venture with South Korea’s SK Gas, is due to start up in the first half of 2016, Advanced said in a statement on the Saudi bourse.

The project will be financed 40 per cent equity and 60 percent debt, the company said.

It will have an annual production capacity of 600,000 tonnes. Advanced will hold a 35 per cent stake in the project.