ExxonMobil announced plans to add a new production unit at its Beaumont polyethylene plant, Texas which will increase capacity by 65 percent.
This increase in capacity by 65 percent – or approximately 650,000 tonnes per year will meet growing demand for high performance plastics. Construction of the new unit has begun at the plant, where current polyethylene production capacity is one million tonnes per year. Startup is expected in 2019.
The Beaumont project builds on supply advantages created by ExxonMobil’s expansion of its Mont Belvieu Plastics Plant in Texas, where two similar polyethylene units are being added. Combined, this multi-billion dollar investment will increase the company’s U.S. polyethylene production by 40 percent, or nearly two million tonnes per year, making Texas the largest polyethylene supply point for ExxonMobil.
The Beaumont expansion project will employ 1,400 construction workers and create 40 permanent jobs upon completion.
|Type||New Production Facility|
|Capacity Increase||650,000 Tonnes Per Year|
Source : news.exxonmobil.com