Dubai-based MEGlobal International FZE, a subsidiary of Kuwait’s first international petrochemical joint venture Equate Petrochemical Co., has let a contract to Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., to deliver technology licensing for its first US monoethylene glycol (MEG) manufacturing plant, which will be located at Dow’s Oyster Creek petrochemical complex in Freeport, Tex.
Dow will license its proprietary METEOR ethylene oxide-ethylene glycol (EO-EG) process technology as well as provide its METEOR EO-RETRO catalyst at the MEG plant, Dow said.
First announced in March, the grassroots MEG plant will receive ethylene feedstock from Dow’s currently expanding Oyster Creek ethylene production site under a long-term supply agreement (OGJ Online, Mar. 28, 2016).
The MEG plant, which remains on schedule for startup in mid-2019, will have a capacity of 700,000 tonnes/year, Dow said.
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