Ineos to double capacity of proposed USGC EO-EOD plant

Ineos is planning to double the size of subsidiary Ineos Oxide’s proposed ethylene oxide and ethylene oxide derivatives plant to be built somewhere along the US Gulf Coast. Part of Ineos’ plan to address a fast-growing EO merchant market as well as the operator’s own requirements, the new plant—which will now produce 520,000 tonnes/year of EO—is slated to be operational sometime in 2023, Ineos said.

Ineos AG, Rolle, Switzerland, is planning to double the size of subsidiary Ineos Oxide’s proposed ethylene oxide (EO) and ethylene oxide derivatives (EOD) plant to be built somewhere along the US Gulf Coast.

Part of Ineos’ plan to address a fast-growing EO merchant market as well as the operator’s own requirements, the new plant—which will now produce 520,000 tonnes/year of EO—is slated to be operational sometime in 2023, Ineos said.

In addition to installing its own on-site ethoxylate derivative capacity and infrastructure to supply customers by rail, Ineos said it plans to allow interested third parties to colocate on site and consume EO by pipeline.

The operator, which said it is considering several sites along the USGC for the new plant, has yet to disclose a precise location for the project.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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