MOSCOW (MRC) -- Kuwait’s Equate is constructing a petrochemical plant in the US Gulf Coast at an investment outlay of USD1.7 bln (Dh6.2 bln), the chief executive officer told Gulf News at a conference organised by Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association, reported Plastemart.
The production capacity of the plant, which is expected to be ready in H2-2019, is planned to be 750,000 tons.
As MRC wrote previously, Kuwait-based Equate Petrochemical Company continued its global growth through its wholly owned subsidiary MEGlobal with the launch of work on a new world-scale ethylene glycol (EG) manufacturing facility in Freeport, Texas, US, in August 2016. The new facility, to be completed during 2019, will increase Equate’s monoethylene glycol (MEG) capacity by 750,000 metric tonnes annually and will enhance the company’s global presence to meet customer needs.
Established in 1995, Equate Petrochemical Company is an international joint venture between Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). Commencing production in 1997, EQUATE is the single operator of a fully integrated world-scale manufacturing facility producing over 5 million tons annually of high-quality petrochemical products which are marketed throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe.