ECH to build world largest naphtha cracker at Sokhna
Egypt Carbon Holdings, a privately-owned company, is working with several national export credit agencies to expand the financing of its Tahrir Petrochemical project including the world largest naphtha cracker to be installed at Ain Sokhna at the entry of the Suez Channel in Egypt.
Originally estimated to cost $3.7 billion capital expenditure, Carbon Holdings is now building financing plan for $4.8 billion investment.
But since major companies such as BP or Shell are successfully developing the exploration and production of the oil and gas fields onshore and offshore around the Nile Delta, Egypt may consider to benefit soon from sustainable feedstock to supply large petrochemical complex.
Considering that for each $ billion invested in downstream activities creates four times more employment than upstream, the Egypt Government is highly motivated to support all private initiatives such as the Tahrir Petrochemical complex.
– Power generation with aeroderivatives gas turbines, steam turbines and generators
– Water treatment with desalination unit and water filtration process
– Compresssion units with turbomachinery compressors
– Related long term services contract
Linde won Tahrir complex FEED and EPC contracts
The power plant will produce 300MW through a combined-cycle gas turbines generation.
The integrated water treatment plant will have a capacity of 3,800 cubic meter per hour (cm/h) and will use ultra-filtration and reverse osmosis GE proprietary process.
– 1.3 million tonnes per year (t/y) of ethylene
– 600,000 t/y of propylene
– 210,000 t/y of butadiene
– 420,000 t/y of benzene
– 1.35 million t/y of polyethylene (PE) including
– 450,000 t/y of high density polyethylene (HDPE)
– Two 450,000 t/y swing units of HDPE and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE)