DOW IN SAUDI ARABIA
Dow has been active in Saudi Arabia through strategic partnerships since 1976. Dow Saudi Arabia Company was established in 2007, and is currently the largest foreign investor in the Kingdom’s chemical sector.
In December 2015, Dow started up one of the Company’s most advanced reverse osmosis manufacturing facilities in Al-Jubail Industrial City, with a 99 percent Saudi workforce. The facility is already setting quality and production records.
Sadara Chemical Company is a joint venture developed by Dow and Saudi Aramco. Being the largest chemical complex ever built in a single phase and in full operation since September 2017, Sadara is positively impacting the local economic landscape, contributing to the Kingdom’s efforts for economic diversification and sustainable growth.
In June 2016, Dow became the first foreign company to receive a trading license from the Saudi government, allowing 100 percent ownership in the country’s trading sector.
In May, 2017, Dow signed an agreement to construct a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to produce a range of polymers for coatings and water-treatment applications, and a memorandum of understanding for a feasibility study related to a proposed investment in the Company’s Performance Silicones franchise.