May 15, 2018 / 6:59 AM / a year ago

Qatar Petroleum invites firms to bid for new petrochemicals complex

DUBAI, May 15 (Reuters) - Qatar Petroleum said on Tuesday it was inviting international firms to bid for the development and operation of a new petrochemicals complex at Ras Laffan Industrial City.

The new complex will include an ethane cracker with a capacity of more than 1.6 million tonnes per year of Ethylene, making it the largest in the Middle East, the company said in a statement.

Qatar Petroleum said the planned start-up of the complex, which will also include derivative plants, would be in 2025. (Reporting By Maha El Dahan; Editing by Ghaida Ghantous)

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