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Jubail Industrial City

Jubail is the largest industrial city in Saudi Arabia, and the biggest industrial centre of its kind in the world. Located in the oil-rich Eastern Province on the Gulf coast, it is primarily aimed at energy-intensive industries. Jubail produces about 7 per cent of the world’s petrochemicals.



The Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu (RCJ&Y) runs the city, which accounts for 70 per cent of the kingdom’s non-petroleum exports. Large companies, such as Saudi Basic Industries Corporation Sabics and Saudi Aramco, dominate the city.

An extension, Jubail 2, is set to double the city’s industrial footprint to 110 square kilometres. There are currently 70,000 residents in Jubail, and the RCJ&Y is courting investment in conversion industries that can take feedstock from the larger plants to turn into saleable products.

An area of Jubail 2 will be reserved for smaller converters, and a plastics complex is to be developed next to the $20bn petrochemicals complex being built by Sadara Petrochemicals Company, a joint venture of Aramco and the US’ Dow Chemicals.


There are full port facilities at Jubail. The Power and Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu provides utilities.



Updated on:Sunday, May 12th ,2024