Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding will operate the upcoming Suez I cracking refinery, proposed to be built at Suez, Egypt. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, the integrated cracking refinery will be owned by Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding, with operations expected to start in 2027. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 160
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 77
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 40
Hydrocracker (mbd): 38
Reformer (mbd): 30
Hydrotreater (mbd): 101
Alkylation (mbd): 5
Isomerization (mbd): 10

During the period 2021-2025, the Suez I refinery cracking is expected to witness an estimated $1,811.52m of capex.

Contractors involved in the refinery

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects at the Suez I cracking refinery include the following.

Main EPC: China State Construction Engineering.

About Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding

Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Co (ECHEM) is a chemical company that offers petrochemical products and fertilizers. The company’s petrochemicals products include ethylene, olefins, butadiene derivatives, methanol, heavy alkyl benzene, linear alkyl benzene, methanol, polypropylene, polyethylene, styrene and polystyrene, propylene, polyvinyl chloride, polymers, polyester, ethylene derivatives, and others. Its fertilizers comprise ammonia and urea, and caustic soda. ECHEM’ linear alkyl benzene is used in the manufacture of liquid and powder detergents. The company’s propylene and polypropylene is used in the production of plastics, packaging and rugs. ECHEM is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt.

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