04 May 2010 16:00 [Source: ICIS news]
Ethylene from the 1.3m tonne/year plant would be piped from the offshore gas field, North Field, across Qatar to Mesaieed, where it will feed Qatofin's new 450,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant, which was inaugurated last November.
Total said that through participations in Qapco and Qatofin, it holds 22.2% of the RLOC project, which had been hit by delays. The other partners are Qatar Petroleum and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, the group said.
“With the start-up last November of the Qatofin polyethylene plant and now with the Ras Laffan cracker, Total is further strengthening its partnership with the Qatari energy and petrochemical sector,” said Francois Cornelis, vice chairman of the executive committee of Total and president chemicals.
“These major projects are considerably enhancing our position in petrochemicals, in particular in the growing markets in Asia and the ?xml:namespace>
Ras Laffan is being constructed using technology from
Qatofin, a joint venture between
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