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Sonatrach-Total JV selects LyondellBasell polypropylene technology

By Mary Page Bailey |

LyondellBasell (Rotterdam, the Netherlands; www.lyondellbasell.com) announced that Sonatrach Total Entreprise Polymères Spa (STEP), a joint venture (JV) between Sonatrach and TOTAL S.A, has selected LyondellBasell’s Spheripol technology for a 550,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) polypropylene unit to be constructed in Arzew, Oran province, Algeria.


“We are pleased to be the technology provider of choice for the newly developed polyolefins business of STEP,” said Jim Seward, vice president of technology business and sustainability at LyondellBasell. Seward added: “The selection of Spheripol technology allows customers to enhance and significantly diversify their polypropylene product portfolio with outstanding monomer efficiency.”

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