About QAPCO

Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) Q.P.J.S.C. is one of the world's largest and most successful producers of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) - a basic plastic polymer that is derived from oil and natural gas.

Our main facilities consist of an Ethylene plant (cracker) with a production capacity of 840 kilo tonnes per annum (ktpa), three LDPE plants with a total combined production capacity of over 780 ktpa and a Sulfur plant with a production capacity of 70 ktpa.

Our shareholders are Industries Qatar (80%) and Total (20%).

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Venture Profiles



  • Qatofin Company Limited was established in 2005 and is a joint venture between QAPCO (63%), Total (36%) and Qatar Petroleum (1%). The Qatofin derivative plant (LLDPE) is located in Mesaieed Industrial City and is operated by QAPCO. Qatofin produces linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), mainly for export, and has a production capacity of more than 570 ktpa.

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  • Qatar Vinyl Company (QVC) was established in 1997 as a limited Qatari shareholding company. The company’s shareholders are Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Company (55.2%), QAPCO (31.9%) and Qatar Petroleum (12.9%). QVC produces 370 ktpa of caustic soda, 180 ktpa of ethylene dichloride (EDC), and 355 ktpa of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM).

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  • Qatar Plastic Products Company W.L.L. is one of the biggest downstream companies in Qatar developing and manufacturing flexible packaging using polyethylene resins. Located at Mesaieed, QPPC is a private company owned by two shareholders: QAPCO 33.34% and QIMC 66.66%.

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  • Ras Laffan Olefins Company Ltd (RLOC) is a Qatari company, 53.31 percent-owned by Q-Chem II and 45.69 percent-owned by Qatofin and Qatar Petroleum 1 percent. The ethylene produced by RLOC is supplied through a 133 km pipeline to the Qatofin and Q-Chem II derivative plants located in Messaieed. RLOC has an ethylene production capacity of more than 1,400 ktpa.

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