This unit, which was damaged in a fire during commissioning in January 2020, is the last of seven units to be brought into operation. The LCCP is now 100% complete with total capital expenditure forecast to be within the previously communicated guidance of US$12.8 billion.
The LDPE unit, which uses ExxonMobil technology, has a nameplate capacity of 420 kilotons per annum, making it one of the largest of its kind in the world. The LDPE unit is one of the three LCCP plants that will form part of the Sasol/LyondellBasell Louisiana Integrated Polyethylene joint venture.
All units which were operating prior to Hurricane Laura have returned to operation, with no further operational impact from Hurricane Zeta.
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