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MHI America completes polyethylene plant

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America Inc. (MHIA) recently completed the construction of a large scale two-train polyethylene plant in the US for ExxonMobil Chemical Co., an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corp.

The polyethylene plant, which will have a production capacity 1.3 million tpy, is located near an existing plant operated by ExxonMobil in Mont Belvieu, Texas. The plant is equipped to perform reaction processing, final finishing, packaging, and shipment.

Yoichiro Ban, Senior Vice President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), said: "We are delighted that the plant has been completed smoothly, on schedule and with an excellent safety record. The construction process of the new plant is testament to the high level of project management provided by MHI Group."

MHI Group is also constructing a large scale polyethylene plant at ExxonMobil's petrochemical complex in Beaumont, Texas. This is the third polyethylene plant project that it has conducted for ExxonMobil. The first polyethylene plant was installed at ExxonMobil's Singapore complex in 2011.

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