The three bidders are South Korea’s Daelim Industrial Company, Italy’s Tecnimontand Germany’s Uhde. Emir Kabir built the olefins 6 complex in Bandar Imam, where the new plant will be situated.

The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract will cover an LDPE unit with capacity of 300,000 tonnes a year (t/y). It will take feedstock from the 500,000-t/y olefins 6 ethane cracker. Emir Kabir is also planning a 160,000-t/y propylene plant and a 140,000-t/y high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant.