Egypt’s Orascom starts output at US Texas Natgasoline plant

Egypt’s Orascom Construction Company on Wednesday announced beginning the commercial production at its largest methanol production facility in the United States.

Natgasoline, the Beaumont, Texas-based plant, will have a production capacity of up to 1.8 million metric tonnes per year, the company revealed.

“With the completion of Natgasoline, the Group has now constructed as the EPC contractor the largest methanol production facility in the U.S. as well as the first world-scale fertiliser complex to be built in the US in the past 25 years,” Orascom Construction said in a statement.

The plant’s mechanical works were completed in April this year.

The Cairo-based construction group added that its “strengthened” technical and commercial capabilities will position the Group for new industrial projects across its main markets.

Orascom Construction operates in several sectors including petrochemicals, fertilisers, and cement projects across 11 markets.