ECH – Ain Sokhna Tahrir Petrochemical Complex – Suez Governorate - Project Profile

ECH – Ain Sokhna Tahrir Petrochemical Complex – Suez Governorate - Project Profile


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Egypt Carbon Holdings (ECH) is undertaking the construction of Ain Sokhna Tahrir Petrochemical Complex project in Suez Governorate, Egypt.

The project involves the construction of a petrochemical complex. The petrochemical complex will produce 1.36 million tons per annum (MTPA) of ethylene, 1.36MTPA of polyethylene (PE), a polypropylene plant, ammonium nitrate facility including, 450,000TPA of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), two 450,000TPA swing units of HDPE, and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE).

It also includes a 4MTPA naphtha cracker and related downstream facilities with the capacity to produce 900,000TPA propylene, 250,000TPA butadiene, 350,000TPA benzene and 100,000TPA hexene-1.

The project also includes the construction of a 300MW power plant, and a water treatment plant with a capacity of 3,800m3 per hour (cm/h), and the laying of pipelines.

KBR has been awarded as a front-end engineering design (FEED) contractor for ammonium nitrate plant.

The Linde Group has been appointed to construct ethylene facility, and SK Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd (SKEC) and Petrofac Ltd to construct polyethylene plant.

ECH selected Univation Technologies Unipol, Prodigy, and Xcat from Dow Chemical for the production of polyethylene and the bimodal production of HDPE and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE).

General Electric (GE) and ECH signed US$500 million agreement in November 2013, to provide technology and equity support to the project.

The Export-Import Bank of Korea (Kexim) will provide funding for the project.

On March 26, 2014, Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., through some of its subsidiaries, in association with Archirodon Group, signed an agreement with ECH for the realization of Utilities and Offsite Facilities as part of the project.

Maire Tecnimont’s scope of work includes the engineering and procurement (EP) activities for Utilities Island, sea water desalination system, waste water treatment, power plant and auxiliary packages and system, as well as in the commissioning for all the facilities.

Archirodon’s scope of work includes the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) supply of sea works tanks, jetty works and pipelines as well as the construction activities for all the remaining facilities.

In May 2014, Drake & Scull International (DSI) was awarded US$600 million construction contract. DSI will exclusively join the international consortium of companies to collaboratively undertake the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) activities related to the utilities and offsite facilities of the project. The scope of the contract will encompass the complete OSBL construction works and civil works, including storage facilities and ancillary buildings.

The project management contract was earlier let to Amec Foster Wheeler but it was later been replaced with Bechtel Corporation.

In October 2014, ECH started negotiating with the UAE government to invest US$400 million.

CB&I was appointed as engineering designer for ethylbenzene/styrene plant in July 2015.

Emerson Electric Co. was awarded US$150 million Automation Supply Contract on January 13, 2016. This contract includes providing automation and reliability technologies and services for the project.

On May 30, 2016, International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced plans to fund US$25 million.

Societe Generale SA appointed as a financial advisor in June 2016.

The US$570 million ammonium nitrate facility commenced operations in July 2016 and the polypropylene plant in September 2016.

On April 19, 2017, ECH awarded a project management contract to Bechtel.


The project involves the construction of a petrochemical complex in Ain Sokhna, Suez Governorate, Egypt.

The US$7,300 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of a 1.36MTPA ethylene unit

2. Construction of a 900,000TPA propylene unit

3. Construction of a 250,000TPA butadiene unit

4. Construction of a 350,000TPA benzene unit

5. Construction of a 1.36MTPA polyethylene unit

6. Construction of a 450,000TPA HDPE unit

7. Construction of two 450,000TPA swing units of HDPE and LDPE

8. Construction of a 300MW power plant

9. Construction of a 3,800m3 per hour water treatment plant

10. Installation of security equipment

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