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Chevron Phillips studied location for two new PE lines

May 08/2012

(plasteurope) -- Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem, The Woodlands, Texas / USA) has wrapped up the study of where to locate two new polyethylene lines part of the groups US Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project.

At the beginning of May 2012, the US petrochemical giant announced that the two lines, with an estimated capacity of 500,000 t/y each, would be built near its existing Sweeny / Old Ocean facility in Texas. CPChem also said the lines, which will be designed by Jacobs Engineering Group (Pasadena, California / USA), will utilise its proprietary Loop Slurry Technology. CPChems current cracker capacity in Sweeny stands at almost 1.9m t/y.

The US group simultaneously announced that it had reached a front-end engineering and design (FEED) agreement with Shaw Energy & Chemicals, part of Shaw Group (Baton Rouge, Louisiana / USA), whereby the latter will design CPChems 1.5m t/y ethane cracker in Cedar Bayou, Texas. The group said it expects to complete its entire Gulf Coast petrochemicals hub which will create about 400 long-term and an estimated 10,000 construction jobs by 2017.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PE, Chevron Phillips.
Category:General News
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