Technip awarded polyethylene expansion project by NOVA Chemicals

16 May 2013 08:32  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Technip has won a contract by Canadian NOVA Chemicals to expand its polyethylene plant at Joffre site in Alberta, the French engineering firm said on Thursday.

Technip was awarded detail engineering, and procurement services contract for the Polyethylene 1 expansion project for a 431,000 tonne/year single-train linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit as well as the modification and design of existing purification systems, it said in a statement.

An ICIS story in March this year quoted a NOVA executive as saying the company was in the engineering phase of 450,000 tonne/year LLPDE plant.

The expansion will result in a 40% increase in Nova’s LLDPE capacity from the site, which consists of five manufacturing facilities owned by NOVA Chemicals; three for ethylene production and two for polyethylene production, the Technip statement added.

The engineering work is to be completed in 2014 and operations are expected to start in late 2015, it said.

Financial details of the contract were not disclosed.


By: Yaw Min Jie
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