EPPC to start trial production in Port Said in Q3

17 June 2010 10:58  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Egyptian Propylene & Polypropylene Co (EPPC) is set to start trial production at its new facility in Port Said in the third quarter of this year, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

“Commercial production is expected during the fourth quarter,” the source said.

The facility, which would produce 400,000 tonnes/year propylene and 400,000 tonnes/year polypropylene (PP), was earlier expected to go on stream in April 2010.

No reason was provided for the delay in the start-up.

EPPC is a joint venture between Oriental Petrochemical Co, Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company (ECHEM) and Oriental Weavers.

Oriental Petrochemicals Co, currently the sole PP producer in Egypt, produces 160,000 tonnes/year at the industrial zone in the North West Gulf of Suez.

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