Qatofin: PE-LLD Plant Inaugurated
Qatofin celebrated the inauguration of its new PE-LLD plant in the Mesaieed Industrial City (MIC), Qatar.
Qatofin is a joint venture between Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco) (63%), Total PetrochemicalsFrance (36%) and Qatar Petroleum (1%), and its project involves the construction of a linear low density polyethylene (PE-LLD) unit to produce 450,000 metric tons per year at facilities adjacent to Qapco’s plant at MIC. The feedstock ethylene required for the PE-LLD unit will be supplied from the world’s largest single Ethylene Cracker of 1.3 MTA (Expandable to 1.6 MTA) in Ras Laffan Industrial City, which is one of Qatar’s mega projects. The cracker is owned by Ras Laffan Olefins Company (RLOC), a joint venture between Qatofin 45.7%, Q-Chem (II) 53.3% and QP 1%. The produced ethylene will be sent through a pipeline from RLOC to Qatofin and Q Chem II.
The total investment by Qatofin for its PE-LLD plants and its share in the RLOC Cracker is estimated at QR 5 billion.
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