TA’ZIZ and Reliance Partner with UAE’s Shaheen on Chemicals Project
Abu Dhabi Chemicals Derivatives Company RSC Ltd (“TA’ZIZ”) announced today that Shaheen Chem Holdings Investment LLC (Shaheen), will join the proposed TA’ZIZ and Reliance Industries Limited TA’ZIZ EDC & PVC joint venture, that will construct and operate a world-scale Chlor-Alkali, Ethylene Dichloride (EDC) and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) facility, at the TA’ZIZ Industrial Chemicals Zone, in Ruwais.
The TA’ZIZ Industrial Chemicals Zone is a joint venture between ADNOC and ADQ. With an investment of more than $2 billion (AED7.34 billion), the project will supply local manufacturers, replacing chemicals currently imported, while also exporting to meet growing demand for these chemicals globally. TA’ZIZ will provide new opportunities for local manufacturers, supporting growth of their knowledge and capabilities, catalyzing local industrial development.
Shaheen brings extensive knowledge of the local market and joins the project with a focus on utilizing production for use in local supply chains. The agreement marks the first direct investment by a privately-owned United Arab Emirates (UAE) company in the TA’ZIZ Industrial Chemicals Zone. It also follows the investment agreements between TA’ZIZ and eight UAE-based investors in December 2021, which marked the first domestic Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Abu Dhabi’s downstream and petrochemicals sector.
The chemicals to be produced by the TA’ZIZ EDC and PVC project have a wide range of industrial applications and will create opportunities for export, as well as providing local industry with a source of critical raw materials manufactured in the UAE for the first time.
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