Freeport, Texas – UAE-based MEGlobal – a subsidiary of Kuwait's Equate Petrochemical Company - has announced plans for a monoethylene glycol (MEG) facility at Dow Chemical’s Freeport, Texas site.
The site is due on stream in 2019 and will serve an ethylene supply agreement MEGlobal has with Dow.
MEGlobal president Ramesh Ramachandran said the site will “provide consistent and reliable delivery of ethylene glycol products, especially in the growing US and Asian markets."
Dow’s expansion plans for its ethylene cracker facility is more than 40% complete and on track for start-up in the second quarter of 2017, according to Dow.
Equate Petrochemical Company, a joint venture between Petrochemical Industries Company, Dow Chemical, Boubyan Petrochemical Company and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company.
MEGlobal - established in 2004 - has production facilities in Fort Saskatchewan and Prentiss, Alberta, Canada.