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Sadara and Jubail University College Sign Agreement to Strengthen Their Academic and Research Cooperation

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Jubail Industrial City - Thursday 19 July, 2018: Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) and Jubail University College (JUC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) solidifying their cooperative relationship and their commitment to growing and developing greater academic and research oriented capabilities in students attending JUC.

The MoU with the University College in Jubail Industrial City forms part of Sadara’s strategic initiative to spearhead the exchange of academic information and scientific research, encouraging the development of qualified engineers, technicians and operators. This cooperation will help ensure the application of the highest standards of development and industrial training, providing the best training solutions and technical and professional licensing opportunities for students at JUC.

Mr. Farhan Al Qahtani, Sadara’s Vice President of Industrial Relations, and Dr. Maher Al Ghanim, Managing Director of JUC, signed the agreement to develop enhanced cooperation mechanisms between the two entities to promote mutual understanding in academic materials, scientific research, training and cultural fields, supporting the vision and objectives of  both parties.

The meeting began with a welcome speech from Mr. Al Qahtani, in which he noted the company's drive to promote mutual understanding in academic materials, scientific research and training with the College. "We are pleased to partner with Jubail University College, one of the best learning and development institutions in the region," said Mr. Al Qahtani.

For his part, Dr. Al Ghanim gave a presentation on the most important activities of Jubail University College to introduce its academic specialties, special training programs and short courses designed and implemented by the College for the industrial sector.

At the end of the visit, Dr. Al Ghanim thanked the officials of Sadara Chemical Company for their warm hospitality and welcome. He also expressed pleasure with what he saw and heard about the Company and its achievements and the future of the industry. Sadara’s leaders also expressed their high expectations for this partnership.



About Sadara:

Sadara is a joint venture developed by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and The Dow Chemical Company. Sadara is a multi-billion dollar world-scale chemical complex in Jubail Industrial City II in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Comprised of 26 world-scale manufacturing units, the Sadara chemical complex is the world’s largest to be built in a single phase and is the only chemical company in the Middle East to use refinery liquids, such as naphtha, as feedstock. By using best-in-class technologies to crack refinery liquid feedstock, Sadara will enable many industries that either currently do not exist in Saudi Arabia or only exist through imports of raw materials. The adjacent PlasChem Park, a unique collaboration between Sadara and the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu’, will create more value downstream, generating unprecedented investment, innovation, economic growth and thousands of jobs.

For further information, please contact:

Sami Amin

Director – Public and Government Affairs

Sadara Chemical Company

Mobile: +966-13-351-7293

Email: Sami.Amin@Sadara.com

Website: www.sadara.com