EGYPT: TCI Sanmar Iivesting USD 150-million to boost PVC, ethylene capacity

The company, which has already invested about USD 1.15-billion in the first phase of the project, plans to build a new PVC unit with 200,000 ty of capacity and increase ethylene capacity by 60,000 t/y. A schedule for the second phase was not given.

The first phase involved establishing a chemical complex at Port Said to produce 275,000 t/y of caustic soda, 60,000 t/y of ethylene and 200,000 t/y of PVC.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 10 Nov 2014
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)