A groundbreaking ceremony held on June 17 marked the start of construction for the PE units, which will include the installation of an on-site, 45-mile railroad track to hold and transport production from the units, CPCC said.
Gulf Coast Partners—a partnership of Technip USA Inc. and Zachry Industrial Inc.—is executing engineering, procurement, and construction for the PE units, the company said.
CPCC began construction on the first phase of the Texas Gulf coast petrochemicals project with an April groundbreaking for a 1.5-million tpy ethane cracker at its existing Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Tex. (OGJ Online, Apr. 8, 2014).
The estimated completion date for the project is in 2017, to the company said.