Canada’s Inter Pipeline commissions PP plant

Stefan Baumgarten


TORONTO (ICIS)–Canadian midstream energy company Inter Pipeline has successfully commissioned a 525,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant at its Heartland Petrochemical Complex (HPC) complex in Alberta province, it said in an update on Tuesday.

The PP plant has been producing pellets since late June, using polymer grade propylene (PGP) from a storage cavern at the company’s Redwater olefinic fractionator in Alberta.

HPC includes a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit, due to start up in Q3. PGP from the PDH unit will be the primary source of feedstock for the PP plant.

The feedstock options from both the storage cavern and on-site PGP production would ensure “exceptional reliability” for customers, Inter Pipeline said.

It did not comment on investment costs.

Thumbnail shows rope made out of polypropylene. Image by Shutterstock.


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