NOVA Chemicals studies feasibility of additional PE lines in Canada

29 June 2011 15:53  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS)--NOVA Chemicals has begun feasibility and engineering work for the construction of additional polyethylene (PE) lines in Alberta and Ontario in Canada, the Calgary-based petrochemicals firm said on Wednesday.

The projects are for a world-scale Advanced SCLAIRTECH technology-based line and a world-scale NOVAPOL technology-based linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) line, NOVA said.

In addition, NOVA Chemicals is studying a further debottlenecking of its low density polyethylene (LDPE) line Mooretown, Ontario, it said.

NOVA expects to complete the engineering and feasibility studies by mid-2012.

The expansions are targeted for start-up between late 2014 and 2017, it said. Capacity details were not disclosed.

The expansions will be supported by feedstocks from shale oil and shale gas, oil sands upgrading, and from additional conventional ethane extraction, NOVA said.

NOVA also said that work to upgrade its cracker at Corunna, Ontario, “is progressing well”.

The cracker is expected to reach “full natural gas liquids (NGL) capability" by the end of 2013, NOVA said.

For more on NOVA Chemicals and other producers visit ICIS company intelligence

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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