Qatar Petrochemical Company's (QAPCO) is to inaugurate the QR2.3 bln LDPE 3 plant on the 20th of November 2012 at Mesaieed Industrial City, as per Ameinfo. The high-profile event will see the facility, officially launched by His Highness Sheikh, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar.
QAPCO considers the LDPE 3 facility as another step in the company's role towards fulfilling the economic diversification goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030. The new facility will produce prime high pressure grade LDPE than existing QAPCO facilities, thus positioning the company as a global leader in LDPE production.
Currently, QAPCO's manufacturing facilities consist of an 800 KTPA ethylene plant, a 70 KTPA sulfur processing facility, and two pre-existing LDPE plants, with a capacity of 400,000 MTPA. While the LDPE 3 facility came fully online, it is designed to take advantage of the company's excess ethylene feedstock, it will be producing 300,000 metric tons of LDPE per annum; thus increasing QAPCO's annual production of LDPE to 700,000 metric tons per annum.