The Emir inaugurates QAPCO’s third LDPE plant
HH the Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Kalifa Al Thani recently launched Qatar Petrochemical Company’s (QAPCO) third low density polyethylene plant, LDPE 3, at a high profile ceremony in Mesaieed Industrial City.
The event was also attended by ministers and other VIP’s, including senior executives from QAPCO’s shareholders Industries Qatar and Total Petrochemicals of France. The ceremony was followed by HH taking a tour of the LDPE 3 facility, escorted by HE Dr. Mohamed bin Saleh Al Sada, Qatar’s minister of energy and industry, and senior QAPCO officials. “Great achievements are the result of even greater visions,” said HE Dr. Al Sada. “ This modern facility is a direct and physical manifestation of Qatar’s National Vision 2030, guided by the country’s wise leadership.
While Qatar is blessed by plentiful natural resources, it is the value that is created by processing the raw products that moves the country towards its economic diversification goals in the coming decades. On a national level, the country and its people can be proud that with LDPE 3, we continue to reinforce Qatar’s position as not only a regional industrial power, but also a global one. With the launching of LDPE 3 and plans to develop other petrochemical plants, Qatar is set to join the exclusive club of major petrochemical producers and exporters.”
QAPCO’s LDPE 3 puts the nation at the centre of the global petrochemical industry. At peak capacity, the facility will be able to produce 300,000 metric tons of LDPE per year, combined with QAPCO’s existing LDPE facilities, this pushes up the country’s output to 700,000 metric tons of LDPE per annum.