Qatar Chemical Company (Q-Chem)

HQ address

P.O. Box 24646,
Omar Al Mukhtar St.,
Amwal Tower,
First Floor,
Tel: +974 4 484 7111

Key contact name

Nasser Jeham Al-Kuwari, CEO
Ahmed Abdulla Al Salahi, CCO

Number of subsidiary affiliates


Employee numbers

Total employed: 1,098

Key production facilities location

Mesaieed Industrial City, Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar

Brief company profile

Qatar Chemical Company (Q-Chem) is owned by Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Company QSC (MPHC) (49%), Chevron Phillips Chemical International Qatar Holdings LLC (49%) and Qatar Petroleum (QP) (2%). MPHC is majority owned by QP.

The Q-Chem facility is a world-class integrated petrochemical plant producing high-density and medium-density polyethylene (HDPE and MDPE), 1-hexene and other products, using state-of-the-art technology provided by Chevron Phillips Chemical. Over US$1 billion was invested to engineer, construct and commission the Q-Chem facility, which began commercial operations in 2004.

Located in Mesaieed Industrial City, the Q-Chem complex has a designed production capacity of 453,000 tons/year of PE and a 1-hexene unit with a designed capacity of 47,000 tons/year. The site also has a sulfur recovery and solidification plant.

After the success of Q-Chem, a new US$2billion project – Qatar Chemical Company II Ltd (Q-Chem II) – was constructed adjacent to the Q-Chem plant. Q-Chem II began operation in 2010 and includes 350,000 tons/year of HDPE and the first full-range normal alpha-olefins (NAO) unit in the State of Qatar with a capacity of 345,000 tons/year. Q-Chem II is owned by MPHC (49%), Chevron Phillips Chemical International Qatar Holdings LLC (49%) and QP (2%).

Ras Laffan Olefins Company (RLOC) – 53.31% owned by Q-Chem II, 45.69% by Qatofin Company QSC (Qatofin) and 1% by QP – constructed a world-class 1.3million tons/year of ethylene cracker unit, inaugurated in 2010. This is operated by Q-Chem II on behalf of RLOC partners.

Main products manufactured

  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Normal alpha-olefins
  • 1-Hexene
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