Qatar Chemical Company II Ltd ("QChem II")
Established in 2005 as a joint venture company, Q-Chem II is owned by MPHC (49%), CPCIQH (49%) and QP (2%). Q-Chem II has an effective ownership interest of 53.85% in the capacity rights to the ethylene cracker and pipeline owned by Ras Laffan Olefins Company Limited (RLOC), a joint venture company, which supplies ethylene to Q-Chem II. RLOC is owned by Q-Chem II (53.31%), Qatofin Company Ltd. (45.69%, and QP (1%).
Ethylene is used as a feedstock for a wide range of chemicals. However, a significant portion of ethylene produced for Q-Chem II is used for captive consumption for the production of polyolefins.
Polyolefins: Medium Density Polyethylene (“MDPE”), High Density Polyethylene (“HDPE”)
MDPE and HDPE are linear polymers produced from ethylene through a catalytic production process, and are used primarily in moulding applications to produce bottles, drums, toys and containers. MDPE and HDPE can also be extruded into pipes and films.
Normal Alpha Olefins (“NAO”): 11 Fractions
Q-Chem II produces NAO in 11 fractions, ranging from C4, C6 (“1-Hexene”), C8, C10, C12, C14, C16, C18, C20 to 24, C24 to 28, and C30+. NAOs or their derivatives are used extensively as polyethylene co-monomers, plasticisers, synthetic motor oils, lubricants, automotive additives, surfactants, paper sizing and in a wide range of specialty applications.
Pyrolysis Gasoline, C3 / C4
Limited quantities of pyrolysis gasoline are produced and exported, while C3 / C4 are sold locally.