Egypt Petchems Plans Continue To Expand As Tahrir Gets Styrene Plant

Egypt’s petchems ramp-up gathers pace with the expansion of the Tahrir complex at Ain Sukhna. State firms plan extra polyolefins and aromatics capacity.

Egypt’s Carbon Holdings has awarded US firm CB&I a contract for the license and basic engineering design of an ethylbenzene and styrene monomer plant it will add to its under-construction Tahrir Petrochemicals complex at the Red Sea port of Ain Sukhna.

The plant will process ethylene and benzene in a first unit to produce ethylbenzene. This will be dehydrogenated in a second unit with capacity to deliver 400,000 tons/year of styrene monomer. CB&I is already providing the license and engineering design for Tahrir’s polypropylene unit.


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