Brazil Braskem to train 400 people to work at Ethylene XXI project

10 April 2013 15:59  [Source: ICIS news]

CAMPINAS, Brazil (ICIS)--Brazilian petrochemical producer Braskem will begin training about 400 people to work at its Braskem Idesa Ethylene XXI project in the Nanchital region of Mexico's Veracruz state, the company said on Wednesday.

The employees will work directly at the plant on the production of ethylene and polyethylene (PE), it said.

Braskem said it will bring a training model that it uses in Brazil with institutions such as Brazilian Social Services for the Industry (Senai) to Mexico.

It also plans to work with Universidad Tecnológica Del Sureste de Veracruz (UTSV) to promote better training for its employees in the region.

"Our goal is to develop a local expertise and contribute with the generation of jobs in Mexico and the total integration of that country with our operations,” said Marcelo Arantes, vice president of people and organisations at Braskem.

The Ethylene XXI complex is being built by Braskem Idesa, a partnership between Braskem and Mexico-based Grupo Idesa.

The project is expected to include a 1.05m tonne/year ethane cracker, two high density polyethylene (HDPE) plants with capacities of 350,000 tonnes/year and 400,000 tonnes/year, and one 300,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant.

Ethylene XXI should begin operations in the second half of 2015.

By: Leo Siqueira
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