INDUSTRY: Alexandria, Egypt


Company: ELAB is a J.V between Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Co. (ECHEM), which is part of the Ministry of Petroleum, and the Ministry of Finance & National Investment Bank Production: Linea

Size: 100,000 Tons Per Year of LAB using UOP technology, a leading international supplier of and technology licensor for the petroleum refining, gas processing and petrochemical production.


Linear Alkyl Benzene

Project Overveiw:

Key Facts: ELAB was established in 2003, and had the first On-Spec LAB being produced on August 22, 2008.

Value:  Original investment $460 MM

Brief Facts:  EPC of the project was by a Consortium Korean and Egyptian companies:  GS Engineering & Construction (GS E&C), Engineering for the Petroleum and Process Industries (ENPPI), and The Petroleum Projects & Technical Consultations Co. (Petrojet)


Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) is an important raw material used in production of laundry detergents, light duty dishwashing liquids, and industrial cleaners.