Basell: Spheripol Technology in Egypt
Egyptian Propylene and Polypropylene Company (EPPC) has selected Basell’s Spheripol technology for a new 350 KT per year polypropylene plant to be built at Port Said, Egypt. Start up is expected in 2009.
The project will also include a new 350 KT per year STAR technology propane dehydrogenation plant licensed by Uhde.
EPPC is a joint venture owned by Oriental Petrochemical Company (OPC), Oriental Weavers and ECHEM.
According to Basell, the company is the world leader in the licensing of polyolefin process technologies. To date the company has granted more than 100 process licenses with a combined annual capacity exceeding 20 million tons. In the past 20 years, Basell polypropylene technologies have been used in about half of all new PP projects.
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