Japan’s Toyo Engineering Corporation and Egypt’s ENPPI have been awarded a $400mn contract by Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (Ethydco) for construction of a 400,000 tons/year capacity polyethylene plant at Alexandria. Toyo said that the plant will incorporate the polyethylene process of US firm Univation Technologies and will be built under a lump-sum turnkey engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract. Start-up is scheduled for early 2015.

Toyo said it will lead the project execution, undertaking project management, and part of the basic engineering and procurement of key equipment. ENPPI – Engineering for the Petroleum and Process Industries, the engineering unit of Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum – will be in charge of joint project management, part of the basic engineering, detailed engineering and procurement of other equipment and materials. The two companies will build and commission the plant in collaboration with Egyptian construction firm Petrojet. (CONTINUED - 231 WORDS)