National Qatar Industries Co. NQI

The importance of the National Qatar Industries Co. lies in its philosophy which is based on taking the lead to conduct economic feasibility studies of industrial projects, namely those dealing with oil , gas and petrochemicals. When the feasibility study has been completed and the capital of the project has been defined, the company advertises the project and calls investors in the State of Qatar to join it. Thus, NQI is different from other companies in the future because it indirectly takes part in proposed projects.
Every time NQI announces an industrial project for shareholders it appoints an independent management for it. With time NQI becomes a holding company, owning and managing a large number of factories in Qatar and abroad.
NQI will enable the participation, by national or foreign partners directly or indirectly, in manufacturing, management or investment operations, both temporarily and permanently.
NQI will also help transfer world expertise and technologies to Qatar through encouraging foreign corporations to join it in the implementation of its projects connected with profitable industries as well as enter into partnership with foreign partners in manufacturing operations.
NQI will also promote scientific research and development as well as raising productivity, development and improvement of quality, and development of new products needed for the industrial future for consumption and production.

    capacity total cost
Projects under progress Linear Alkyl Benzene sulphonate (LABS) + Sodium Silicate project   20,000t/y   50m$
HDPE Pipes project   10,000t/y   30m$
Poly acetal resins project   30,000t/y   130m$
Projects under study Phosphorous complex project   100,000t/y   25m$
Phenol/Acetone + Polycarbonate resins project   100,000t/y   600m$
VCM project   160,000t/y   60m$
Etylene Diamine project    7,000t/y   60m$
Benta + Erythrtol project   60,000t/y   35m$
TDI complex project   100,000t/y   300m$
Futuristic projects Plastic sheets   50,000t/y  
Paraffin oils project    5,000t/y  
White oils for sophisticated engines   70,000t/y  
Liquid Aspirin project   37,000t/y  
Paraffin candles project    5,000t/y  

Gulf Times 2007/3/29

NQI, LG Chem sign deal to set up QR500mn petchem plant

National Qatar Industries (NQI) and LG Chem of South Korea have signed an agreement to set up a plant in Qatar to make polyacetal resins.
The QR500mn plant would manufacture
30,000 tonnes of polyacetal resins, plant manager Dhana Sekharan told Gulf Times.
This would be the first time the product being made in the Middle East, he said.
The plant will be located in
Mesaieed Industrial City, close to the source of main raw material, methanol. The agreement covers licence and technology transfer, product off-take and technical support.
Polyacetal resins, also known as polyoxy methylene, is a speciality engineering plastic with
outstanding mechanical and processing properties.It is used in a variety of industries such as machine components, electrical and electronic equipment, automobiles, tools and health care.
The construction will start after the arrival of the main equipment in the last quarter 2007, the official said. Partial production capacity is expected to start in the first quarter of 2009 and full capacity in the first quarter 2010.
This was a major private sector investment in a downstream petrochemical project and signified growing co-operation between Qatar and South Korea, Sekharan said.