Almajdouie De Rijke Co grows petrochem logistics share
Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture developed by Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company, has outsourced its Packaging Center activity for solids & liquids handling to Almajdouie De Rijke Co Ltd. (MdR).
The agreement was signed in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, last week between Ziad S. Al-Labban, Chief Executive Officer of Sadara, and Abdullah A. Al Majdouie, Chairman of MdR. Signing of the contract by MdR further reflects its capacity to be a strategic and reliable partner for supply chain activities related to the petrochemical industry.
Sadara is now building a fully integrated chemicals complex in Jubail Industrial City II, in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Sadara complex will consist of 26 world scale manufacturing units, and first production is anticipated to come on stream in the second half of 2015.
Al-Labban said: “Sadara is the largest petrochemical facility ever built in the world in a single phase. We will establish a world-scale manufacturing footprint that delivers a full range of value-added, performance products destined for the emerging markets of Asia, the Middle East and Africa.”
While, Abdullah Al Majdouie, the chairman of MdR, added: “We are delighted to be part of the Sadara project which is in the spotlight in the Kingdom and throughout the world”. He assured that MdR has a proven track record and has the competence to manage such large scale operations.
The scope of MdR includes support of pre-commissioning and commissioning activities of the logistic facilities; managing all on site logistic operations, such as unloading raw materials, internal transport, packaging and storage of finished products loading finished products, handling containers and railway wagons.
With the award of this contract, MdR is one of the largest petrochemical logistics companies in the world handling over 10 million tons of petrochemical products annually.
MdR is a joint venture established in 2006 between Almajdouie Group of Saudi Arabia and De Rijke Group of The Netherlands to serve the petrochemical market in the GCC through complete supply chain solutions & services by combining both partners’ expertise. MdR exclusively provides supply chain services to the polymer and liquids industry.
With a dedicated and well-trained workforce, MdR is maintaining best practices for Safety, Security, Health, Environmental care and Quality (SSHEQ), management systems for warehousing, specialized maintenance and transportation, modern equipment and multi customer storage terminals in order to maintain the highest standard of service and best-in-class performance.