A consortium of Toyo Engineering and Egypts state-run
ENPPI has won a $600 million contract to build a 460,000 tpy
ethylene plant and a 20,000 tpy butadiene extraction plant as
part of Ethydco's petrochemical complex to be
established in Alexandria, Egypt.
This will be Toyos second ethylene plant in Egypt
after 300,000 tpy ethylene plant was completed in 2001 for Sidi
Kerir Petrochemicals Co. (SIDPEC), the
Toyo and ENPPI, based on the advanced ethylene technology of Lummus Technology of US, 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, it said.
ENPPI will be in charge of joint project management, detailed
engineering and procurement of other equipment and
Both companies will execute the construction and commissioning in
collaboration with PETROJET, an Egyptian construction company as a
The plant is scheduled for start-up in early 2015.
Reflecting growing demand for petrochemical products under
economic growth in the country, the Egyptian Government in 2001
announced a 20-year petrochemicals master plan to
develop the industry under the sponsorship and supervision of
the Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Co.
This project is to be executed as a part of that plan, Toyo
Toyo, through this project, will contribute to the
development of the petrochemical industry in the
country and aim to acquire a downstream plant of this ethylene
complex, it said.