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Diversified CPC International completes first phase of new Beaumont facility

December 30/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Diversified CPC International (DCPC), an industry leader in the design, production, and distribution of the highest purity specialty gasses for a variety of industries, has completed the first phase of their new Beaumont, Texas plant, according to Hydrocarbonprocessing.

This new facility, which is located at the Iron Horse Terminals, launched a commercial operation in late November 2020. The company has invested USD10 million in Phase I of the project.

The addition of the new Beaumont facility is a key step in strengthening our competitive position and ensuring DCPC has all the resources to fully support our customers, said Bill Auriemma, DCPC President and CEO. We have significantly improved our supply chain capabilities for our aerosol, industrial refrigerant, and solvent extraction customers by consolidating several rail trans-loading operations at one location.

Company officials have shared that Phase II will include the construction of bulk storage and processing capabilities, while Phase III will bring additional manufacturing capacity on-line in the following years.

Our in-house engineers have incorporated the latest in manufacturing, safety, and environmental control technology into the design of the Beaumont site, said William Frauenheim III, DCPC Vice President of Operations.  We are proud of the entire project management team and our partners at Ironhorse for working diligently during this challenging time to complete Phase I on schedule. 

This investment is a key part of our DCPC 5-year strategic plan, said John P. Dowd II, VP of Strategy and Business Development. In addition to strengthening our industry-leading customer service capabilities, we will enhance our ability to produce innovative new products that help our customers improve product design, plant efficiencies, safety, and environmental footprints.

The Beaumont operation will be the second major production and distribution facility the company operates along with its Corporate Headquarters in Joliet, Illinois.  DCPC also has regional facilities in Illinois, New Jersey, Florida, Mississippi, and California.

As MRC reported earlier, Exxon Mobil Beaumont confirmed that operations at its cracker resumed in the morning on 26 September, 2019, after being shut down more than a week in the wake of Tropical Depression Imelda. The company shut down chemical production at the plant on Sept. 19, the day after Tropical Depression Imelda dumped dozens of inches of rain across Southeast Texas, and said it was considering similar steps for its refinery. The refinery ultimately remained operational.

The company operates a cracker with a capacity of 830,000 mt of ethylene and 195,000 mt of proplyelen per year, low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant with a capacity of 236,000 mt per year and linear low density polyethylene plant with a capacity of 727,000 tonnes per year. At that time, Exxons Beaumont refinery was the fourth-largest oil refinery in Texas, churning through about 370,000 barrels of oil a day to produce gasoline and other fuels. The refinery was then undergoing a major expansion to make it one of the two largest refineries in the country.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's DataScope report, PE imports to Russia decreased in January-November 2020 by 17% year on year and reached 569,900 tonnes. High density polyethylene (HDPE) accounted for the greatest reduction in imports. At the same time, PP imports into Russia increased by 21% year on year to about 202,000 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2020. Propylene homopolymer (homopolymer PP) accounted for the main increase in imports.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, LLDPE, crude and gaz condensate, homopolymer PP, propylene, HDPE, ethylene, gas processing, petrochemistry, Exxon Mobil, Russia, USA.
Category:General News
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