Egypt: Tahrir Petchems Advance

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.

“This plant will become the first downstream development from our cornerstone Tahrir Petrochemicals project, which will create jobs by establishing converter plants to process polypropylene...into goods required for the Egyptian economy,” says Carbon Holdings chairman and chief executive Basil al-Baz. (CONTINUED - 273 WORDS)