Following the outstanding performance of the first Q-Chem plant production, profitability, and safety, our far-sighted founders 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 MTA of HDPE, and introduced the first full range Normal Alpha Olefins (NAO) unit with a production capacity 345,000 MTA.
Q-Chem II is a joint venture between MPHC 49 percent, Chevron Phillips Chemical Qatar 49 percent, and QP 2 percent. The plant began commercial operations in 2010 and has raised the Q-Chem HDPE production capacity by 77 percent from 453,000 MTA to 803,000 MTA to meet the increasing demand of customers in Asia, Europe and Africa. Similarly the NAO plant produces full range of alpha olefins including 1-butene, 1-hexene, 1-octene, 1-decene, and higher molecular weight olefins. Both HDPE and NAO plants utilize Chevron Phillips Chemical’s proprietary loop-slurry process for high-density polyethylene, which offers several advantages over competing gas-phase and solution-phase polyethylene processes.