QP, Qapco JV petrochemical complex at Ras Laffan

QP, Qapco JV for petrochemical complex at Ras Laffan

8:33 PM, 13th February 2012
QP, Qapco JV for petrochemical complex at Ras Laffan

DOHA, QATAR: Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Petrochemical Co (QAPCO) will build a $5 billion petrochemical complex in the Gulf Arab state. The plant, to be located at Qatar's Ras Laffan industrial city, will produce petrochemical products mainly to be sold to high-growth markets in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It will be jointly developed by QP and QAPCO and will be operational by 2018, said Mohammed Al-Sada, Energy Minister, Qatar.

The plant, which will include a steam cracker, will produce 1.4 million tonne per annum of ethylene, 850,000 tonne per annum of high-density polyethylene, 430,000 of linear low-density polyethylene, 760,000 tonne per annum of polypropylene and 83,000 tonne per annum of butadiene. The plant will have the capacity to produce 1.5 million tonne of mono-ethylene glycol per year and 300,000 tonne of linear alpha olefin, mostly for export to Asian markets.

© Reuters News

0 Comments

Login

Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Related News


Development of filtration membranes enabling oil purification

SENGEN, JAPAN: A team of researchers in the Separation Functional Materials Group of the Polymer Materials Unit, National Institute for Materials Scie ...

Read more
Development of nanomaterial for removal of toxic arsenic in drinking water

SENGEN, JAPAN: Professor Dr Sherif El-Safty, Principal Researcher, Materials Recycling Design Group, National Institute for Materials Science develope ...

Read more
Biological computer to encrypt and decipher images

LA JOLLA, US: Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology have developed a ‘biological co ...

Read more
Improving the performance of sensors using microcantilevers

WEST LAFAYETTE, US: Researchers have learned how to improve the performance of sensors that use tiny vibrating microcantilevers to detect chemical and ...

Read more
Development of highly efficient catalysts

MUNICH, GERMANY: Thomas Faessler, Professor, Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) explained his molecule as pack of one atom in a cage within an ato ...

Read more
EPA finalizes health assessment for tetrachloroethylene

WASHINGTON, US:  US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted the final health assessment for tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene or Perc) ...

Read more