Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC and QatarEnergy have announced that they are proceeding with the construction of an $8.5 billion integrated polymers facility in Orange, Texas. The project is expected to create more than 500 full-time jobs and approximately 4,500 construction jobs and generate an estimated $50 billion for the community in residual economic impacts.
The project is targeting to have approximately 25% lower greenhouse gas emissions than similar facilities in the United States and Europe, supporting the joint venture’s efforts to help enable a lower carbon future. Chevron Phillips Chemical will manage engineering, procurement and construction for the project and operate the facility after start-up.
The plant, expected to begin operations in 2026, will include a 2,080 KTA ethane cracker and two 1,000 KTA high-density polyethylene units. Construction of the Golden Triangle Polymers plant will start immediately near Chevron Phillips Chemical’s existing facility in Orange, located 113 miles east of Houston.
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