Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 36

10-September-2007

QATAR

Qapco Completes Ethane Cracker Expansion Project

Qapco, the joint-venture between Industries Qatar (80%) and Total Petrochemicals (20%), in August successfully started up its expansion project at its ethane cracker at Messaieed, Total announced on 4 September. The expansion project has added a parallel train of 200,000 tons/year of ethylene bringing the total ethylene capacity of the cracker to 720,000 t/y. The investment of this new...