Dow brings world-scale ethylene facility to FreeportDow brings world-scale ethylene facility to Freeporthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=38072014-06-25T14:06:00Z2014-06-25T00:00:00Z

FREEPORT - The Dow Chemical Company will begin construction of its world-scale ethylene production facility at the end of June. Start-up of the facility is planned for the first half of 2017.

With a nameplate capacity of approximately 1500 KTA, Dow’s new ethylene production facility is part of a multibillion-dollar investment.

“When combined with our on-purpose propylene PDH project, which is more than 30 percent complete, this ethylene production facility takes Dow yet another step closer to realizing the full financial benefit of our Gulf Coast investment effort,” said Jim Fitterling, Executive Vice President, Feedstocks, Energy and Performance Plastics.

The projects announced for the Freeport site will require 4,000 employees for construction of multiple feedstocks, derivatives and supporting infrastructure projects.

Dow Texas Operations in Freeport is Dow’s largest integrated manufacturing site worldwide and the largest chemical complex in North America with more than 4,200 employees and 3,800 contractors on site daily.

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