Chevron Phillips Chemical Breaks Ground on Two World-Scale Polyethylene Units for U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project

20-Jun-2014 - USA

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP held its second groundbreaking ceremony for its U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) petrochemicals Project at the construction site in Old Ocean, Texas. The construction includes two world-scale polyethylene units that will each produce 500,000 metric tons of plastic resin every year. With this groundbreaking, Chevron Phillips Chemical maintains its first mover position within the petrochemicals industry to engineer and build world-scale ethylene and derivatives facilities in the U.S. based upon the successful development of shale resources.

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State and local officials joined Chevron Phillips Chemical Company for the groundbreaking of two new polyethylene units. Pictured from left to right: Texas State Representative Dennis Bonnen; Executive Vice President of Chevron Downstream & Chemicals Michael Wirth; Brazoria County Commissioner Larry Stanley; Chevron Phillips Chemical Sweeny Plant Manager Wayne McDowell; President & CEO of Chevron Phillips Chemical Peter Cella; President of Phillips 66 Tim Taylor; representing U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s office: Rachel David; representing Congressman Randy Weber’s office: Dodie Armstrong.

The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phase of the two polyethylene units is being executed through Gulf Coast Partners, a partnership between Technip USA Inc. and Zachry Industrial.

"With the construction of this mega project, we will be in a position to better serve the growing needs of our customers around the globe. This entire project is made possible by advances in technology. First, through innovations within the E&P industry to unlock oil and gas trapped in shale rock. Second, by the research and brilliance within Chevron Phillips Chemical to develop high-performance polyethylene resins,” said Peter L. Cella, president and chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical.

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