Egypt’s Carbon Holdings has awarded US firm CB&I a contract for the technology license and engineering design of a polypro- pylene unit to be built alongside its Tahrir petrochemicals complex, which is under development at Ain Sukhna on Egypt’s Red Sea coast.

CB&I says the plant will have capacity to produce 350,000 tons/ year of polypropylene and will incorporate the company’s Novolen technology. The polypropylene unit will require an estimated 385,000 t/y of propylene feedstock, which will come from Tahrir’s 4mn t/y (90,000 b/d) naphtha cracker. (CONTINUED - 273 WORDS)