Qatar Chemical Company Ltd. (Q-Chem) is a Qatari company owned by Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Company Q.S.C. (MPHC) 49 percent, Chevron Phillips Chemical International Qatar Holdings LLC (Chevron Phillips Chemical Qatar) 49 percent, and QatarEnergy 2 percent.
Located in Mesaieed Industrial City, the Q-Chem complex has a production capacity of 453,000 metric tons per annum (MTA) of polyethylene and a 1-hexene unit with a production capacity 47,000 MTA. The complex also consists of sulfur recovery and solidification plant, a water treatment plant, seawater cooling system, dock facilities and administrative buildings.
The Q-Chem facility is a world-class integrated petrochemical plant producing high-density and medium-density polyethylene, 1-hexene and other products, using state-of-the-art technology provided by Chevron Phillips Chemical. Over $1bn was invested to engineer, construct and commission the Q-Chem facility, which began commercial operations in 2004.
After the success of Q-Chem, a new $2bn project – Qatar Chemical Company II Ltd. (Q-Chem II) – was constructed adjacent to the Q-Chem plant. Q-Chem II began operation in 2010 and includes 350,000 tonnes/year of HDPE, and the first full-range normal alpha-olefins (NAO) unit in the State of Qatar with a capacity of 345,000 tonnes/year. Q-Chem II is owned by MPHC (49%), Chevron Phillips Chemical International Qatar Holdings LLC. (49%) and QP (2%).