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PIC / Dow Chemical Olefins II Ethylene

Plant owner

The Kuwait Olefins Company – Dow Chemical (42.5%) / Petrochemical Industries Company (42.5%) / Boubyan Petrochemical Company (9%) / Qurain Petrochemical Industries (6%) joint venture



Plant location

Shuaiba, Kuwait

Olefins complex products

Ethylene, 850,000tpa; ethylene oxide / ethylene glycol, 600,000tpa; polyethylene expansion

Aromatics complex products

Ethyl benzene / styrene, 450,000tpa; paraxylene, 760,000tpa; benzene 325,000tpa

Estimated investment


Project finance advice

Ashurst Morris Crisp

Project finance

National Bank of Kuwait and Kuwait Finance, with participation from 20 regional and international banks

Ethylene & EO / EG contract


Ethylene technology


Ethylene oxide / ethylene glycol technology

Dow Chemical

Utilities and infrastructure

Fluor Corporation

Front end engineering / overall project management

Fluor Corporation

Tubular reactors

Larson & Toubro

Provision of electrical power


Provision of substations

ABB-led consortium including Exsym

Logistics Support

PWC Logistics

Ethylene oxide engineering, procurement and construction supervision contract

Foster Wheeler

Ethylene oxide process technology

Dow's Meteor process

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