Welcome to GDI

Global Company for Downstream Industries (GDI) was formed as an independent entity by ADDAR Group by His Excellency Dr. Ibrahim Ibn Salamah, Ex-Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).

GDI was established to explore downstream business opportunities in the petrochemicals, minerals, water treatment and pharmaceutical segments with the aim of transforming abundant and competitively priced feed stocks into high value added products through the development of profitable, eco-friendly downstream projects, providing  high quality job opportunities to Saudi citizens and providing much needed support to the Kingdom’s industrialization plans and national economy diversification.

  • GDI  offers, by virtue of  its team , 20 years of experience in licensing technology and industrial cluster insight.
  • GDI’s expertise lies in its ability to identify  viable and sustainable projects, based on its knowledge of  local downstream industry and worldwide technological development and trends.
  • Expertise in developing renewable, sustainable, green, low effluent projects.

14 November, 2017
Sadara Signs Partnership Agreement with Rufayah Chemicals Company
Rufayah to establish $500 million hydrocarbon resin complex in KSA, one of the largest in the world Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

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09 – 11 October, 2017
Middle East Specialty Chemicals (ME-SPEC) Event
GDI with Addar group attended the first Middle East Specialty Chemicals (ME-SPEC) event took place at Bahrain.

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11 December, 2016:
GDI Signs Heads of Agreement (HoA)
Global Company for Downstream Industries (GDI) Signs Heads of Agreement (HoA) for the Development of Pygas and Pyoil Downstream Project in Saudi Arabia

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Our Partners

Our Strength

Our partners have committed and playing an important role in our development and growth, our projects are joint ventures partnership of various companies to set up state-of-the-art downstream complex in Saudi Arabia.

Business Partners

Abdul Latif
H.H. Prince Sultan bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Kabeer

Technical Partners

Filtra Exim

Industrial Downstream

General Information

GDI Downstream Industries Market Segments

  • Fertilizer Industry
  • Speciality Chemicals
  • Adhesives and Sealant

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The Saudi Downstream Journey has Already Started

Following is a list of specialty plastics to be produced in KSA during the next three years…

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The Automotive Value Chain as an Example

The automotive value chain is an excellent example of a highly promising downstream industry in Saudi Arabia, which is a major consumer of cars…

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The Downstream Manufacturing Industry

With the passage of time and the rapid changes in the socioeconomic environment, the Kingdom needed….

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Why Downstream?

According to the National Industrial Clusters Program, the Saudi petrochemicals production is 16 million tons of polymer per year…

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Saudi Government Efforts to Promote Downstream Industries

Several Saudi government organizations are working to promote the downstream manufacturing sector…

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Industrial Enablers

To help support downstream investors, several industrial enabling projects were established…

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