"A joint venture agreement has been signed by Q-CHEM, QATOFIN and QP to establish an ethane cracker plant and a 120 km pipeline from Ras Laffan to Mesaieed to transport the produced ethylene. The plant, which is located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, is one of the world’s largest ethane cracker plants. The cracker has a capacity to produce 1.3 million metric tons of ethylene every year.
The ethane feedstock for the cracker unit is supplied by the adjacent Enhanced Gas Utilisation (EGU) project and Dolphin Project’s onshore facilities. The new ethylene pipeline, from Ras Laffan to Mesaieed, is supplying ethylene to the NAO and HDPE plants of Q-CHEM II and the LLDPE plant of QATOFIN. Initially, the ethylene pipeline is transporting 1.3 MMT of ethylene every year. However, at a later stage it can be expanded to carry 1.6 MMT of ethylene".