Global chemical manufacturer OQ Chemicals signed a final investment decision (FID) to build additional capacity of propionic aldehyde as well as infrastructure. This is to support Röhm, one of the leading methacrylate producers, in constructing a world-scale methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant at an OQ Chemicals’ production site. The new MMA plant has a design capacity of 250.000 tons per year and will utilize Röhms’ latest proprietary LiMA technology.
OQ Chemicals will integrate the plant into its production site at Bay City, Texas, and provide raw materials, utilities, and site services to Röhm. In 2021 both companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding in this regard. Based on the engineering progress of both parties, all other arrangements for construction are now complete. The new plant is slated to be mechanically complete by Q1 2024.