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Kuwait Ethylene Plant Starts Up

12:10 PM MST | December 5, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Equate Petrochemical Co. (Safat, Kuwait) says it has started up an ethylene plant at the company’s Olefins II complex at Shuaiba, Kuwait. The plant has production capacity for 850,000 m.t./year of ethylene. The unit will supply ethylene to plants at the complex producing ethyl benzene and styrene, and to polyethylene (PE) and ethylene glycol (EG) units that have been expanded. The Olefins II complex’s EG unit has capacity for 600,000 m.t./year and uses Dow Chemical’s Meteor process technology. The complex’s PE capacity will be expanded by...

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