Amir Kabir Petrochemical Company, a subsidiary of National Petrochemical Company (NPC), is evaluating three bids for its low-density polyethylene (LDPE) project. The plant was originally to have been part of the Simorgh petrochemical complex, planned as a joint venture between NPC and Royal Dutch/Shell Group, but was shifted to Emir Kabir when Shell pulled out of talks (MEED 30:4:04).
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.
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