ABOUT ECHEM

MASTER PLAN


The petrochemical Master Plan presents a vision and creates a living blueprint, over a period of 20 years (2002 - 2022), for the development of a robust, internationally competitive petrochemical industry in Egypt.

In developing this dynamic vision, the following have been considered:
  • International petrochemical markets.
  • Local petrochemical markets.
  • Feedstock availability; gases and refinery streams.
  • Integration issues.
  • The existing industry.
  • Financing, joint venture, technology issues.
  • Implementation.

Key features of the petrochemical vision:

  • It comprises 14 complexes, (24 projects, 50 production units).
  • It will require about $20 billion.
  • It will create over 100,000 direct and indirect jobs.
  • It will produce over 15 million tons of products annually, worth US$15 billion.
  • It will displace imports and generate export sales.

Based on the evaluation methodology, two types of project have been developed; export oriented, and import substitution projects.

The Financial Benefits of Realising the Petrochemical Vision:
  • Production:
    - Over 15 million tons of intermediates and products per year.
  • Value of Production:
    - US$15 billion per year.
  • External Sales (exports and import displacement).
  • "Softer" Benefits:
    - Improved country rating.
    - i.e. cheaper finance.
    - Demonstrated track record.
    - i.e. attract more investment- Presence of petrochemical majors as joint venture partners.
    - improve confidence- Additional value from downstream derivatives.
Phases of Echem Master Plan:

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Phase I

(2002-2008)

$ 6 billion

Phase II

(2009-2015)

$7 billion

Phase III

(2016-2022)

$7 billion


  • Methanol-I
  • Ammonia/Urea
  • Polystyrene
  • Propylene/Polypropylene-I
  • Linear Alkyl Benzene
  •  Acrylic Fiber
  • PVC Expansion
  • 1st Olefin Complex
  • PTA
  • Aromatics Complex
  • 2nd Olefins Complex
  • Polyester
  • Ethoxylates
  • Styrene
  • Methanol-II
  • SB Latex-I
  • Vinyl Complex
  • Propylene/Polypropylene-II
  • 3rd Olefin Complex
  • Styrenics Complex
  • Butadiene
  • SB latex-II
  • Detergents