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Qatari Emir Shiekh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, will inaugurate Qapco’s Qatofine project in Mesaieed tomorrow.
Qatofin started the commissioning of its linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant three months ago, and is expected to start up commercial production early next year. The output is expected to be in the region of 450,000 metric tonnes per annum.
Feedstock for the plant will be supplied from the Ras Laffan ethane cracker, which will be transported through a 120 km pipeline to the project site in Mesaieed.
The ethylene from the Ras Laffan cracker will be used as a feedstock for the Qatofin project, meanwhile a part of the ethylene transported via the pipeline will be destined to Qatar Chemical Company (Q-CHEM).