Sinopec Sabic Tianjin Petrochemical Company (SSTPC), a 50:50 JV grouping Sabic and Chinese state petroleum giant Sinopec, has awarded a $1.7bn engineering, procurement and construction contract for a polycarbonate plant to the latter’s subsidiary Sinopec Engineering.

The project is being developed in the port city of Tianjin around 100km southwest of Beijing.

Sabic says the polycarbonate plant will have total production capacity of 260,000 tons/year and is expected to be operational...