Braskem to finish design for Comperj in next few months

09 May 2013 16:14  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--In the next few months, Braskem expects to finish the conceptual design for its units in the Comperj project, which it is developing with Petrobras, the Brazil-based plastics producer said on Thursday.

The Complexo Petroquimico do Rio de Janeiro (Comperj) will have two refineries developed by Petrobras and several petrochemical units developed by Braskem.

The petrochemical portion will include a worldscale ethane cracker, along with downstream polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) units.

The PE and PP will be sold primarily in the Brazil and Latin America markets, while the PVC will mostly be consumed in Brazil as the country is a net importer.

Ethane feedstock for the cracker will come from associated gas from Brazil's pre-salt oil formations offshore.

The company has said that it would make a final decision on the petrochemical portion of Comperj by 2014.

By: Al Greenwood
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