Shell makes progress in Geismar | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 24 | p. 12 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 12, 2017

Shell makes progress in Geismar

Department: Business
Keywords: petrochemicals, investment, construction, α-olefins, Geismar, Shell
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A barge brings in heavy equipment for Shell’s new α-olefins plant in Geismar.
Credit: Shell
A barge plies the Mississippi at dusk laden with chemical stuff.
 
A barge brings in heavy equipment for Shell’s new α-olefins plant in Geismar.
Credit: Shell

Shell Chemicals reports that it is making progress on its new 425,000-metric-ton-per-year linear α-olefins plant in Geismar, La. After beginning construction in January 2016, the company has reactors and other major equipment on-site. Shell hopes to complete the plant next year. The company is also moving forward with an expansion of its plasticizer and surfactant alcohols capacity, which uses the α-olefins as a feedstock.

 
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