HOUSTON (ICIS)--Air Liquide has signed a new long-term contract with LyondellBasell to supply oxygen to LyondellBasell's new propylene oxide/tertiary butyl alcohol (PO/TBA) plant in Channelview, Texas, the companies announced on Tuesday.
The oxygen will be sourced from Air Liquide's Gulf Coast Pipeline System, which spans more than 2,000 miles (3,200km) along the coasts of southeast Texas and Louisiana.
LyondellBasell's $2.4bn PO/TBA plant is expected to begin construction in the second quarter of 2018 and be completed in 2021.
Production capacities will stand at 470,000 tonnes/year for PO and 1m tonnes/year for TBA.
The PO/TBA portion of this plant is designed to meet rising global demand for both urethanes and cleaner-burning oxyfuels.