US Petrochemical Project Chevron Phillips Begins Construction for Cedar Bayou Petro–Plant
Chevron Phillips broke ground at its Cedar Bayou site in Baytown, Texas: Here the American company plans a new Million-tons-per-Year petrochemical plant.
The Woodlands, Texas/USA – Following the shale gas development, Chevron plans a new 1.5 million metric tons/year (3.3 billion pounds/year) ethane cracker to be built at the Cedar Bayou facility in Baytown, and two 500,000 metric tons/year (1.1 billion pounds/year) capacity polyethylene facilities to be built in Old Ocean, Texas. The estimated completion date for the USGC Petrochemicals Project is in 2017.
“As we’ve carefully planned this project, we’ve leveraged our first mover advantage to attract the strongest workers from each of the contract companies working on the project and together we will be successful,” said Peter L. Cella, president and chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical.
The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phase of the ethane cracker project will be executed through a joint venture between JGC (USA) and Fluor Enterprises while Gulf Coast Partners, a partnership between Technip USA and Zachry Industrial will execute EPC for the two new polyethylene facilities. Chevron Phillips Chemical will host a groundbreaking for the polyethylene units on June 17.
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