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SABIC affiliate to build world’s largest CO2 purification plant

The United Jubail Petrochemical Co (UNITED), an affiliate of the Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic), has awarded Germany's The Linde Group the engineering, procurement and construction contract for its carbon dioxide utilisation project to build the world's largest CO2 purification and liquefaction plant, Arab News has reported. The plant will compress and purify about 1,500 tonnes per day of raw carbon dioxide coming from ethylene glycol plants for enhanced methanol and urea production. The plant will also be capable of producing 200 tonnes per day of liquid food-grade quality CO2 to be supplied by truck to the beverage and food industry.