Emerson Process Management has been selected to provide automation and reliability technologies and services for Carbon Holdings’ Tahrir Petrochemicals Project in Egypt.

When completed, the approximately $7 billion project will be the largest petrochemical plant in Egypt and the largest naphtha cracker plant in the world. It will produce 1.5 million metric tons per year of ethylene, which will then be further processed into polyethylene.

St. Louis-based Emerson will help ensure the facility is completed on time and within budget. The company will design the plant for optimum availability and provide a reliability program that includes consulting services, equipment health monitoring, and a service center for ongoing local support and expertise.