Qatar Chemical Company
Qatar Chemical Company Ltd. (Q-Chem) is a joint venture company owned by Chevron Phillips Chemical Qatar (49%) (a subsidiary of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC) and Qatar Petroleum (51%) in Mesaieed, Qatar. Its integrated petrochemical complex includes a 500,000-metric-ton-per-year ethylene cracker, a 453,000-metric-ton-per-year polyethylene (PE) plant, and a 47,000-metric-ton-per-year 1-hexene plant.
As of current, there are now two other projects that have grown to be part of Qatar Chemical Company. Following the outstanding performance of the first Q-Chem plant production, the founders of Q-Chem embarked on a new 2 billion USD project called Q-Chem II. Constructed adjacent to the Q-Chem plant in Mesaieed Industrial City, the Q-Chem II facility takes advantage of economies of scale to produce 350,000 million tons per year of high density polyethylene, and introduced the first full range Normal Alpha Olefins (NAO) unit with a production capacity 345,000 MTA. The second project is Ras Laffan Olefins Company Ltd (RLOC) and it is a world-class 1.3 million MTA ethylene cracker unit which was inaugurated in 2010. All three of these projects work to process all chemical and chemical products within the State of Qatar.