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Completion of Q-Chem II Ethylene Unit Is Delayed

11:42 AM MST | January 13, 2009

Commissioning of the 1.3-million m.t./year Q-Chem II ethylene plant at Ras Laffan, Qatar has been delayed by at least six months, to the end of the first half of this year, Total Petrochemicals says. The delay was caused by a “longer than planned” duration of work, the company says. The plant is owned by a joint venture in which Qatofin has 45.7%, Q-Chem II 53.3%, and Qatar Petroleum (QP) 1%. Qatofin—owned 63% by Qapco (Doha), 36% by Total, and 1% by QP—is scheduled to complete an associated 450,000-m.t./year linear low-density...

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