Engineering: Monoethylene Glycol Meglobal to Build New MEG Production Facility at Dow’s Oyster Creek Operations
Meglobal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equate Petrochemical Company, plans to construct a new world-scale monoethylene glycol (MEG) manufacturing facility at Dow’s Oyster Creek site in Freeport, Texas.
Midland/USA; Dubai/U.A.E. – The new Oyster Creek MEG facility will be owned by Meglobal and is the Company’s first manufacturing unit in the United States. The new plant will create 1,400 construction jobs at the project’s peak, and the Company will employ approximately 50 new workers when it goes on stream in mid-2019.
Additionally, the new site will benefit through a long-term ethylene supply agreement with Dow from its new ethylene cracker.
Leveraging Advantages of U.S. Gulf Coast
Dow’s new ethylene cracker is part of the existing infrastructure that makes the Dow Texas Operations attractive for locating the new MEG plant on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Construction continues to progress on the site, with the cracker more than 40 percent complete and on track for start-up in the second quarter of 2017.
Dow will also complete ethane feedstock flexibility for an ethylene cracker at the Company’s Louisiana Operations site, on track for start-up in the second half of 2016. These projects will complement previous milestones of Dow’s completed investments in the U.S. Gulf Coast including the restart of an ethylene cracker at the Company’s St. Charles Operations site in 2012 and the world-scale propane dehydrogenation unit (PDH) that began commercial operations in December 2015.
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