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Petchem complex planned

June 2018

Qatar Petroleum has invited a group of leading international companies to submit proposals to develop and operate a new world-scale petrochemicals complex at Ras Laffan Industrial City.

The petrochemicals complex will include an ethane cracker with a capacity of more than 1.6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of ethylene, making it the largest ethane cracker in the Middle East, and one of the largest in the world.

The complex will also include world-class derivative plants. The engineering design of the petrochemicals complex should commence shortly, leading to a planned start-up in 2025.

Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, president and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, said: “This development is a first step towards the launch of a new world-scale petrochemicals complex at Ras Laffan, marking another important milestone for Qatar Petroleum.”

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