IPC announce commercial operation of their LDPE/EVA Plant.
On April 1st 2015, the International Polymers Company (IPC), an affiliate of the Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) announced commercial operation of their ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) and Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Plant. Capable of producing 200kta of LDPE and EVA, the plant is based on ExxonMobil Technology and was engineered by Simon Carves, working in partnership with GS Engineering & Construction.
Considered the first of its kind in the region, Engr. Ahmad A. Al-Ohali (Chairman of the International Polymers Company) said that commercial operation of the plant marked a significant step forward in Sipchem’s expansion and growth program. Trail runs of the plant were commences in July 2014, and after the successful completion of plant equipment testing to ensure the efficiency, production capacity and products quality, the plant is running at full commercial capacity.
Simon Carves was involved in the project from the outset, working with ExxonMobil to develop the Process Design Package and produce a capital cost estimate. We executed the Basic Engineering of the full plant, and acted as a specialist contractor for the High Pressure core ethylene circuit during the detailed engineering.
We are very proud to have supported this project, and wish them many years of successful operation.