Ethylene/Polyethylene Nova Chemicals Completes Joffre Expansion

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Nova Chemicals of Canada completes the expansion of its major ethylene and polyethylene production facilities at Joffre, Alberta province. The site is one of the world's largest and feature three ethylene crackers.

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Nova Chemicals expands its polyethylene manufacturing plant in joffre, Alberta, Canada.
Nova Chemicals expands its polyethylene manufacturing plant in joffre, Alberta, Canada.
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Calgarry/Canada – From fall 2012 until late 2014, Nova Chemicals expanded its major ethylene and polyethylene hub in Joffre, Alberta. Now, with foundation work completed and complete and major structures such as the reactor, product purge bin and cooling tower in place, expansion will soon be completed the company states.

The company has undertaken significant revamps at the site's PE1 polyethylene train, a facility, that was originally started up in 1984. PE 1 features a 670,000 tons/year production capacity of mostly pelleted PE for various applications.

You can witness the progress of the expansion works in this video:

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