Value: $7bn


Qatar Petroleum

Ali Hassan al-Sidiky, director, downstream ventures

Tel: (+974) 4 494 6555

Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco) plan to build the multibillion-dollar Ras Laffan petrochemicals complex in joint partnership.

The scheme is currently at the study phase, but the tender for the front-end engineering and design (feed) for the proposed new ethane cracker is expected to be released in 2013. It will produce 1.4 million tonnes a year (t/y) of ethylene when completed, which will feed other units at the proposed complex. They will produce 850,000 t/y of high-density polyethylene, 430,000 t/y of linear low-density polyethylene, 760,000 t/y of polypropylene and 83,000 t/y of butadiene.

Key dates

April 2013

Aromatics project feed bid submission

July 2013

Aromatics project feed award

August 2013

Ethane cracker feed tender

November 2013

Ethane cracker feed bid submission

July 2014

Ethane cracker feed completion

September 2014

Ethane cracker main contract tender

November 2014

Ethane cracker main bid submission


Project due for completion

Feed=Front-end engineering and design. Source: MEED Projects