OPPORTUNITIES

UNDER DEVELOPMENT


  • +Aromatics Complex
    Purpose

    Utilizing local available and/or imported naphtha to produce Para-xylene (PX) and Benzene (BZ).

    Main Products

    • Paraxylene (PX)
    • Benzene (BZ)

    Applications

    • PX uses: Purified Terephthalic acid (PTA), dimethyl terephthalate (DMT), di-paraxylene
      and herbicides

    • BZ uses: Ethylbenzene (for styrene), cumene (for phenol), Cyclohexane, nitrobenzene
      (for aniline),alkylbenzene and chlorobenzene.


    Design Capacity

    • Para-Xylene (PX): 530 KTA
    • Benzene (BZ): 300 KTA

    Feedstock

    Local or imported Naphtha: 1700 KTA

    Proposed Location

    Ain Sokhna Area

    Status

    • Detailed Feasibility Implemented in April 2010
    • Project is currently under development by studying possible scenarios
       for integration with an existing refinery to utilize produced naphtha as a feedstock.

  • +Integrated Refinery & Petrochemical Complex
    Purpose

    Utilizing naphtha produced at eithar a grassroot or an existing refinery to produce olefins and aromatics.

    Main Products

    • Ethylene and its derivatives
    • Propylene and its derivatives
    • Butadiene and its derivatives
    • Aromatics (Benzene, Xylene)

    Feedstock

    • Crude Oil - In case of grassroot Petro-refinery
    • Naphtha- In case of integration with an existing refinery

    Proposed Location

    Alexandria or Suez Area

    Status

    Project is currently under study, consequently, the exact configuration is not defined yet.

  • +Ammonia Derivatives
    Purpose

    Utilizing the produced quantities of Ammonia from ANRPC to produce potential ammonia derivatives

    Main Products

    Potential derivatives:

    •  Ammonium Sulfate

    Applications

    Fertilizers 

    Design Capacity

    Under study

    Feedstock

    160 KTA of Ammonia

    Proposed Location

    Alexandria

    Status

    Echem is currently preparing the pre-feasibility study based on received budgetary offers.

  • +Propylene Derivatives
    Purpose

    The project aims to utilize local propane produced by GASCO at Alexandria instead of its export, to produce propylene and its further derivatives, in order to satisfy local market and export the surplus

    Main Products

    Propylene derivatives

    Applications

    • Polypropylene: Food Packaging, Beverage Packaging, Textiles, and Furniture
    •  SAP: personal disposable hygiene products, such as baby diapers
    • Acrylates: adhesives, paints, binding agents and printing inks
    Design Capacity

    Different configurations with different capacities are under study to decide the optimum one

    Feedstock

    350 KTA of Propane

    Proposed Location

    Alexandria

    Status

    • Detailed Feasibility Study is under preparation
    • Term sheet for propane supply has been signed between Echem and Gasco.

  • +Formaldehyde Derivatives
    Purpose

    Production of Formaldehyde which shall be used to produce further downstream derivatives. The project shall be implemented by SUPSC.

    Main Products

    Urea Formaldehyde

    Applications

    Urea formaldehyde: Decorative laminates, Textiles, Adhesives and Fiberglass Mat.

    Design Capacity

    40 KTA Urea Formaldehyde Concentrated Unit

    Feedstock

    • 30 KTA Methanol
    • 10 KTA Urea

    Proposed Location

    Damietta 

    Status

    • A confirmation letter has been signed with Methanex Europe regarding the Methanol supply quantities required for the project.
    • MOUs for urea supply and product marketing are currently under negotiation.
    • Echem is updating the project pre-feasibility study based on received budgetary offers.

  • +Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
    Purpose

    Production of Glue adhesive powder which shall be used to produce high quality Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) panels.


    Main Products

    • Glue
    • MDF

    Applications

    Manufacturing household and office furniture, kitchen and bath cabinets, display cabinets, wall panels, storage units millwork and store furniture.

    Design Capacity

    120,000 m3 of MDF and its related quantities of glue.

    Feedstock

    120 KTA of Rice Straw

    Proposed Location

    Motobus – Kafr El-Sheikh

    Status

    • NDA had been signed between Echem and a local investor.
    • Head of Agreement for the JVA had been signed between Echem and a local investor.
    • Project detailed feasibility study is under preparation.

  • +Gas To Polymers (GTP)
    Purpose

    The project aims to optimize the Egyptian natural gas utilization, by using state-of the-art technology, to satisfy olefins (Ethylene, Propylene) and poly-olefins (Polyethylene, Polypropylene) local market needs and export the surplus.

    Main Products

    • Polypropylene
    • Polyethylene

    Design Capacity

    • Polypropylene: 600 KTA
    • Polyethylene: 400 KTA

    Feedstock

    Natural Gas (including fuel): 380 MMSCFD

    Proposed Location

    Ain Sokhna, or Port Saied

    Status

    • MOU and NDA were signed with strategic investors
    • Pre-feasibility Study is under preparation.

  • +Down Stream Cluster
    Purpose

    Developing an integrated petrochemical downstream clusters for final finished petrochemical products based on the basic petrochemical products that are or will be produced in the country.

    Main Products

    • Plastic packaging cluster: PET bottles, HDPE films, PP food packaging, EPS trays, PVC Cling wrap,
      PP Caps, ….. etc.
    • Construction cluster: PVC pipes, ABS safety helmets, HDPE water containers,
       PVC profiles & hosing, ……. Etc.
    • Automotive &industrial cluster: PP automotive parts, HDPE chairs & seating,
      PS toy parts,……. Etc.

    Applications

    Plastic packaging, Construction, Automotive

    Feedstock

    Final petrochemicals products with different grades like: polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Polypropylene (PP), Polyester (PET), Polyethylene (PE), Polystyrene (PS), Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS).

    Proposed Location

    A number of industrial zones at governorates of (Ismailia, Port said, Suez, behera and benisuef )

    Status

    A co-operation protocol is signed for development, promotion, and implementation of downstream clusters between:
    1- ECHEM
    2- IDA (industrial development authority)
    3- GAFI ( general authority for investment)
    4- SFD (social fund for development)
    5- IMC (industrial Modernization Center)

  • +2nd Olefins Complex
    Purpose

    The project aims to establish an Ethylene plant for the production of Ethylene, which will be converted to Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG), by using Ethane supplied from the United Gas Derivatives Company’s facility (UGDC) in Port Said . Part of MEG produced will be used locally as a feedstock to the Egyptian Polyester Project (EI-PET), the rest will be exported to Europe and Asia.

    Main Products

    Mono ethylene Glycol (MEG)

    Applications

    Polyester (PET) bottle-grade resin, Antifreeze, Coolants, PET fibers, PET film, PET engineering resins and heat transfer fluids.

    Design Capacity

    MEG: 500 KTA

    Feedstock

    Ethane: 360 KTA

    Proposed Location

    Port Said

    Status

    • Preliminary feasibility study and Economic Study prepared.
    • ITT Documents prepared and issuance by September 2012.