Dow in Saudi Arabia

Dow has been investing in Saudi Arabia since 1976 and is the largest foreign investor in the country in the petrochemical sector. Our timeline provides more detail about our history.

Dow maintains several joint ventures in the region, including Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture with Saudi Aramco that reached full commercial operation in 2017. Comprising 26 manufacturing units, Sadara is one of the world’s largest integrated chemical facilities and the largest ever built in a single phase. Dow also has joint ventures with Juffali & Brothers and owns a joint venture stake in Saudi Acrylic Monomer Company (SAMCo).

The Dow Middle East Innovation Center (MEIC) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), with a new facility inaugurated in 2018, is another strategic investment and focuses on technology development for Middle East regional needs. The MEIC is a key part of Dow’s commitment to promote localized research, provide advanced digital solutions, and support the Kingdom’s vision to become a knowledge-based economy.

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