TKOC is a joint venture between The Dow Chemical Company and Petrochemical Industries Company (K.S.C.).
The new world-scale ethylene glycol unit, with a total capacity of 600,000 tonnes per year, was successfully started-up in July 2008.
During the late 1990s Foster Wheeler Italiana successfully completed another 340,000 metric tonnes per year ethylene glycol plant for the same owner, at the same location.
Foster Wheeler AG is a global engineering and construction contractor and power equipment supplier delivering technically advanced, reliable facilities and equipment. The company employs over 14,000 talented professionals with specialized expertise dedicated to serving its clients through one of its two primary business groups. The company’s Global Engineering and Construction Group designs and constructs leading-edge processing facilities for the upstream oil and gas, LNG and gas-to-liquids, refining, chemicals and petrochemicals, power, environmental, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and healthcare industries.
The company’s Global Power Group is a world leader in combustion and steam generation technology that designs, manufactures and erects steam generating and auxiliary equipment for power stations and industrial facilities and also provides a wide range of aftermarket services. The company is based in Zug, Switzerland, and its operational headquarters are in Clinton, New Jersey, USA.
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