United Arab Emirates-based MEGlobal — a subsidiary of Kuwait's Equate Petrochemical Company — has announced plans for a monoethylene glycol (MEG) facility at Dow Chemical Co.'s Freeport, Texas site.
The site is due to go 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 percent complete and on track for start-up in the second quarter of 2017, according to Dow.
MEGlobal — established in 2004 — has production facilities in Fort Saskatchewan and Prentiss, Alberta.