CP Chem's ethane cracker in Texas is mechanically complete

20 December 2017 17:15 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Chevron Phillips Chemical’s (CP Chem) ethane cracker at Cedar Bayou in Baytown, Texas, has reached mechanical completion, the company said on Wednesday.

The unit is undergoing commissioning activities, system checks and final certifications, CP Chem said.

Once operational, the unit is expected produce at least 1.5m tonnes/year of ethylene.

The company’s polyethylene (PE) fleet includes the two PE units at Old Ocean, Texas, which started up in September.

Photo: Construction at Chevron Phillips Chemical’s ethane cracker in Baytown, Texas, as seen in 2015.

By David Haydon