Industrial Info is tracking the growing petrochemicals industry in India and the Middle East, to the tune of nearly 850 projects valued at more than $166 billion.

In India, one of the larger such projects is Reliance Industries Limited’s (RIL) 2.65 billion-pound-per-year vinyl chloride monomer Unit II addition at its Dahej Chemical Complex.

RIL is currently performing project scope activities. Upon capital approval, RIL will select an engineering, procurement and construction firm in January next year. Construction is expected to kick off in first-quarter 2020, with completion in second-quarter 2021.

In the Middle East, one of the top projects is Kuwait Petroleum Corporation’s Mina Al-Zour grassroot ethylene plant in Hawalli, Kuwait. The project is undergoing preliminary design work. Capital approval is expected in June 2017, with construction kickoff in third-quarter 2018, and completion in second-quarter 2021. The plant will produce 3,086 million pounds of ethylene per year, and 600,000 metric tonnes of propylene.

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