Joint Venture Selects LyondellBasell’s Technology
Polypropylene Plant to be Constructed in Algeria
LyondellBasell, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, announced that Sonatrach Total Entreprise Polymères Spa (Step), a joint venture between Sonatrach and Total S.A, has selected LyondellBasell’s Spheripol technology for a 550 KTA polypropylene unit to be constructed in Arzew, Oran province, Algeria.
According to the Dutch company Spheripol is the leading PP process technology with more than 25 million tons of licensed capacity. The latest fifth generation Spheripol technology includes process improvements that further maximize operational efficiency. The plant will commence operations using Avant ZN catalyst.
“We are pleased to be the technology provider of choice for the newly developed polyolefins business of Sonatrach Total Entreprise Polymères Spa,” said Jim Seward, Vice President of technology business and sustainability at LyondellBasell. The selection of Spheripol technology allows customers to enhance and significantly diversify their polypropylene product portfolio with outstanding monomer efficiency.”
LyondellBasell Industries Basell Polyolefine GmbH
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