Qapco plans $330m debottlenecking plant

17 December 2013

Qatari chemicals producer says new facilities will add 400,000 tonnes a year of production capacity at Mesaieed complex

Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco) is to spend $330m on enhancing its debottlenecking capacity at its complex at Mesaieed Industrial City in Qatar.

The project aims to increase ethylene production by 400,000 tonnes a year (t/y) by 2016. Qapco already produces 800,000 t/y of ethylene at the complex.

The scope of works involves building a third plant to complement the existing facilities. Qapco chief executive Mohammed Yousef al-Mulla said the plant should come onstream in 2016 if the project is executed on schedule.

Qapco is an 80:20 joint venture between Industries Qatar and France’s Total.

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