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Kobe Steel wins plant building project in Saudi Arabia.

TOKYO, Sept. 29 Kyodo

Kobe Steel Ltd. said Wednesday it has won a 160 million dollar contract to build two chemical plants in Saudi Arabia.

Arabian Industrial Development Co. and the Japanese steelmaker are scheduled to conclude the contract in October.

Under the agreement, Kobe Steel will build a caustic soda production plant and a plant for producing epichlorohydrin, an intermediate material used in making epoxy resin. Both plants will be built in Al-Jubail Industrial City, located on the Persian Gulf about 100 kilometers northwest of Dahran.

The caustic soda plant will have an annual production capacity of 70,000 metric tons, while that of epichlorohydrin will have a capacity of 30,000 tons.

Kobe Steel will be responsible for the design, equipment procurement, construction and trial operation of the facilities.

Actual construction work will be done by Shinwha Engineering and Construction Co. of South Korea.

The plants are to be completed within 26 months, Kobe Steel said.
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