Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri, has announced that Emerson Process Management has been selected to provide automation – including valve and actuator automation – and reliability technologies and services for Carbon Holdings’ Tahrir Petrochemicals Project at Ain Sokhna, Egypt. Emerson’s initial scope of work is estimated at USD $150 million.
When completed, the approximately USD $6.9 billion Tahrir project will be the largest petrochemical plant in Egypt and the largest naphtha cracker plant in the world. It will produce 1.5 million metric tons per year of ethylene that will then be further processed into polyethylene. Other major products will include propylene, polypropylene, hexene, butadiene, benzene and styrene.