Canada’s Inter Pipeline awards 3-year services deal for upcoming PDH/PP complex

Author: Stefan Baumgarten

2021/01/14

TORONTO (ICIS)--Canada's midstream energy company Inter Pipeline has awarded Australia-based engineer Worley a three-year services and supply contract for its propane dehydration/polypropylene (PDH/PP) complex due to start up in Alberta province early next year.

Under the contract, Worley will provide commissioning support, direct hire maintenance, small capital construction, turnaround and engineering and consulting services to the “Heartland Petrochemical Complex” (HPC), Worley said in a filing this week.

Financial details were not disclosed.

Production at the integrated complex is expected to begin in early 2022, Inter Pipeline confirmed in an investor presentation earlier this month.

HPC will convert about 22,000 bbl/day of locally-sourced, low-cost propane into about 525,000 tonnes/year of PP.

"The oversupplied propane market in western Canada drives a long-term, low-cost feedstock advantage," the company said in the presentation.

HPC is located in the greater Edmonton metropolitan region, near Inter Pipeline’s Redwater olefinic fractionator.

Thumbnail image shows items made of PP. Photo by Al Greenwood