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Qapco to commission LDPE plant this month

8:42 AM MST | November 6, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco; Doha) is planning to commission its 2.3-billion Qatari rial ($631.6 million) low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Mesaieed, Qatar, on 20 November 2012 with a formal inauguration ceremony. The 300,000-m.t./year facility will be officially opened by Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani. It will join two existing LDPE plants with combined capacity of 400,000 m.t./year, bringing Qapco’s total LDPE capacity to 700,000 m.t./year.   The new facility will produce prime high-pressure-grade LDPE, positioning the...

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