Egypt's Sidi Krir Petrochemicals Co (SIDPEC)'s expansion plans include a joint venture with chemicals firm INEOS for a polyethylene (PE) facility with an expected capacity of approximately 200,000-300,000 tpa. The company also plans to commence work on the third phase of an ethylene project, for which it plans to invite tenders. Work will commence when the company receives necessary approval. The company will begin test production on the second phase of its 300,000 tpa ethylene production facility. SIDPEC is Egypt's sole producer of ethylene and propylene, with a combined production capacity of about 525,000 tpa.