Acetic Acid Production

Acetic Acid Production

Opportunity Overview & Value Propositions

Acetic acid production plant involves the utilization of carbon monoxide and methanol as raw material via Cativa Process using iridium-complex catalysts to produce acetic acid with high purity and cost advantages

Value Propositions:

  • Wide availability of needed raw material (Methanol) locally within the UAE
  • Growing global demand for Acetic Acid is driven by it’s wide range of uses, and demonstrated decarbonization potential
  • Unlocks new local manufacturing and value-add export opportunities downstream of ADNOC

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1.5 Bn

Investment size (AED) for a typical facility


Plant capacity per year


Projected IRR

885 Mn

Projected NPV (AED)

Value Chain

Value Chain Analysis

  • High
    localization in UAE
  • Limited
    localization in UAE
  • Mid
    localization in UAE
Raw Material and Energy
Catalyst Recovery
Distillation & Drying
End Use & Distribution

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Global and UAE market size
2022-2032 (Bn AED)

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Success Stories

Emirates Calcium Carbonate Factory Group Testimonial

"Despite the challenges facing global economies,the UAE’s agile government has emerged wiser, stronger and more proactive in providing a platform for knowledge-based, sustainable and innovation-focused businesses of diverse sizes and backgrounds, delivering a transparent and forward-thinking business ecosystem".

Ghassan Saqqa
Founder & CEO, Emirates Calcium Carbonate Factory Group

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