23 November 2009 12:34 [Source: ICIS news]
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Testing was under way and the first ethylene production would take place at the ethane-fed plant at the beginning of 2010, project manager for the Ras Laffan Olefins Company, Jean-Pierre Bourliot, told a press briefing at the site.
"We expect full production to be reached by the third quarter of 2010," he added. The plant is located at the
Ethylene from the $1bn plant will be piped south across
LLDPE from Qatofin's plant is likely to hit markets in Asia and Europe because domestic markets are relatively undeveloped in the
Completion of the Ras Laffan project has been beset by delays. Bourliot said: "We had the same difficulties as other projects. Resources were scarce and the efficiency of staff was not as good as expected.”
Ras Laffan is being constructed using technology from
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