Canadian company builds largest ethylene and polyethylene complex

07/03/2000
Nova Chemicals Corp., Calgary, is nearing completion of a $1.4-billion (US) expansion that will make its Joffre petrochemical site in central Alberta the largest ethylene and polyethylene complex in the world, according to the company.Once the project's ethylene and polyethylene plants begin operating, Nova Chemicals will become North America's third-largest ethylene producer (7.8 billion lb/year capacity) and fifth-largest polyethylene producer (3.5 billion lb/year).Joffre 2000, as the expansion is called, has been a massive 4-year undertaking. It required the design and construction of four facilities and their supporting infrastructure on an 890-acre site where four other Nova ...
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