SHOW NEWS: BDE selected to help engineer new tire factory in Saudi Arabia

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National Tire Company (NTC), a business owned by Saudi prince Fahad Bin Abdul-Rahman Bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud, has commissioned Tire Technology Expo exhibitor Black Donuts Engineering to develop the design concept for a greenfield factory in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

According to NTC, the new plant will be the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia and one of the biggest and most modern tire factories in the world.

Work has already begun on the preliminary design for the factory, which will cover an area of 1,000,000m2. Black Donuts will be in charge of developing the complete design for the highly automated facility, including the design of the buildings, the power plant, utility buildings, training facilities, and an on-site mosque.

Farid Dudin, head of the project at NTC, said, “I am impressed by the breadth and depth of Black Donuts’ experience and convinced that they are the right team to give a modern boost to the GCC tire market.”

The NTC plant will produce 16 million car tires and six million TBR tires a year. Production is expected to begin in the second half of 2020. When at full capacity, it will employ approximately 4,000 workers.

The new plant will be located in the industrial zone of Jubail, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, approximately 400km from the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

Find out more about the project at Tire Technology Expo 2018. The show will be held at Deutsche Messe, Hannover, Germany, on February 20-22.

January 16, 2018

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