Polyethylene Technip Supplies Polyethylene Train for Canadian Chemical Plant

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Technip provides Nova Chemicals Polyethylene 1 expansion project near Red Deer in Alberta, Canada, with engineering and procurement for a new 431-kilotons/year polyethylene train.

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Technip was awarded by Nova Chemicals the detail engineering, and procurement services contract for the Polyethylene 1 expansion project.
Technip was awarded by Nova Chemicals the detail engineering, and procurement services contract for the Polyethylene 1 expansion project.
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Montreal/Canada – Technip, in addition to detail engineering and procurement of the new reaction section, extrusion section, and railcar loading section, will modify the existing purifications systems. Technip will also design the plant off-sites, utilities, interconnections, and other supporting units for the facility. “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract after successfully completing the pre front-end engineering design (Pre-FEED) and FEED for this expansion project. This new contract solidifies the Group’s leadership in the execution of polyolefin projects as well as its privileged position as EPC contractor in North America and around the world,” stated David Dickson, Technip’s Senior Vice President in North America.

The project aims at expanding Nova's polyethylene capacity at the site by approximately 40% and will utilize existing site ethylene capacity. Technip’s operating centers in Houston, Texas, Calgary, Canada and Chennai, India will execute the work under this contract. Work for this phase of the project began at the end of 2012, with completion of engineering in 2014, and systems start up in late 2015.

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