16 December 2008 10:22 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Qatar Petrochemical Co (QAPCO) plans to start up its 1.3m tonne/year joint venture cracker in Ras Laffan in the second-half of 2009, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.
The cracker was expected to come on stream in the second quarter of next year, but the start-up date was pushed back slightly due to adjustments to the construction schedule, the source said.
Qatofin is owned by QAPCO (63%), Total Petrochemicals (36%) and Qatar Petroleum (1%). Q-Chem is a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and Chevron Phillips Chemical.
QAPCO also runs a 720,000 tonne/year cracker at Mesaieed, which is running at 100% capacity, the source said.
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