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Axiall, Lotte reach final decision for US ethane cracker project

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 18/12/2015 (11:45)
According to media reports, US-based Axiall Corporation and South Korea’s Lotte Chemical have reached a final investment decision to build a new joint venture ethane cracker in Louisiana, USA. The new ethane-based cracker is slated to have a production capacity of 1 million tons/year and is expected to be started up by early 2019.

The new cracker will be partly integrated with Axiall’s vinyls business and it will also feed Lotte’s new MEG plant, which will be adjacent to the new cracker.

The companies selected LACC LLC, a joint venture between Axiall and Lotte Chemical, to build the new cracker while CB&I’s technology was chosen for the proposed cracker. So far, the companies have completed a front end engineering and design (FEED) study for the new facility.
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