Egypt

Saipem, Petrojet win contract for Egypt’s first polybutadiene plant

Published on : 2020-04-24

Saipem awarded Egypt’s first polybutadiene plant, in consortium with Petrojet, for an overall amount of approximately 150 million USD.

Saipem, leading a consortium with Egypt-based Petrojet, has been awarded a contract by Egyptian Ethylene & Derivatives Co. (Ethydco) for the first polybutadiene-producing facility in Egypt, with an expected production capacity of 36,000 MT/Y.

Saipem and Petrojet have a long history of partnership in Egypt and will be jointly responsible for detailed engineering design, procurement and supply of equipment and materials, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning up to successful start-up and performance testing.

Saipem will contribute its key competencies as a leading solutions provider in the petrochemical sector, specifically in the elastomers segment.

The scope of work of the new rubber plant comprises one production train of Low Cis Butadiene Rubber and related facilities. Polybutadiene is a synthetic rubber with a high resistance to wear and is used in the manufacture of tires, which consumes about 70 per cent of all global production.

The overall value of the contract is for approximately 150 million USD.

Maurizio Coratella, Chief Operating Officer of the Saipem Onshore E&C Division, commented: “After successful completion of the fast-track Zohr project, this award confirms Saipem as a partner of choice to support the sustainable development of Egypt”.

(Saipem Press Release)

Related Articles

Reuters: Egypt LNG exports expected to rise in October

Egypt liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports are expected to rise in October from the previous month, trading and industry sources told Reuters on Wednesday

Read More

ANRPC invests $12m to raise high-octane gasoline output

Alexandria National Refining and Petrochemicals Co (ANRPC) is building a project to increase high-octane gasoline production to 2 million tonnes per day at an estimated cost of $12 million.

Read More

Egypt to sign electricity interconnection deal with Greece on Thursday

Egypt is set to sign a preliminary agreement with Greece to establish a large electricity cable connecting the two

Read More
Wintershall Deaneptune LogoSIEnppipetrojetTransGlobe SCHNEIDER-ELECTRIChempleEgypt gasNorthAlmansooriSKY CTS exxonmobilSchlumbergerhttps://www.shell.com/Gasco