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Sonatrach Awards Contract for Polypropylene Facility

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Sonatrach Total Entreprise Polymères Spa (STEP), a joint venture (JV) between Sonatrach and TOTAL S.A, has selected LyondellBasell’s Spheripol technology for a 550,000 mtpa polypropylene unit to be constructed in Arzew, Oran province, Algeria.

LyondellBasell is a leading licensor of polypropylene and polyethylene technologies with more than 280 polyolefin process licenses.

“We are pleased to be the technology provider of choice for the newly developed polyolefins business of STEP,” said Jim Seward, vice president of technology business and sustainability at LyondellBasell. Seward added: “The selection of Spheripol technology allows customers to enhance and significantly diversify their polypropylene product portfolio with outstanding monomer efficiency.”