The Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Co (ETHYDCO) has awarded Japan’s Toyo Engineering Corp and ENPPI, an engineering company under the Egyptian petroleum ministry, an EPC and Commissioning contract to build a 460,000 T/Y ethylene plant and a 20,000 T/Y butadiene extraction plant.
The $600m deal is as part of ETHYDCO’s petrochemical complex to be set up in Alexandria. The project is scheduled to be completed in early 2015. This is Toyo’s second ethylene plant in Egypt after 300,000 T/Y ethylene plant completed in 2001 for Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals Co.
TOYO and ENPPI, based on the most advanced ethylene technology of Lummus Technology of U.S., will execute the EPC and Commissioning under a lump-sum turnkey contract. TOYO will lead the entire project execution, undertaking project management, basic engineering, a part of detailed engineering, and procurement of key equipment. ENPPI will be in charge of joint project management, detailed engineering and procurement of other equipment and materials. Both companies will execute the construction and commissioning in collaboration with PETROJET, an Egyptian construction company as a subcontractor.
This award becomes TOYO’s brilliant track record as TOYO’s forty first ethylene plant projects worldwide and the fifth project experiences in the Arab Republic of Egypt. Reflecting growing demand for petrochemical products under economic growth in the country, the Egyptian Government announced its 20-year Petrochemicals Master Plan to develop the Petrochemicals Industry in 2001 under the sponsorship and supervision of the Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Co. (Echem). Hence, this project is to be executed as a part of the national Petrochemicals Master Plan. TOYO, through this project, will contribute to the development of the petrochemical industries in the country and aim to acquire a downstream plant of this ethylene complex.