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Worley progresses construction of ExxonMobil’s chemical expansion project

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Worley has announced plans to ramp up construction of the associated offsites and utilities that are part of ExxonMobil Chemical Company (ExxonMobil)’s Baytown chemical expansion project.

The project will include a linear alpha olefins (LAO) unit and a solution polymer unit (SPU). The LAO unit will have an estimated production capacity of approximately 350 000 tpy. The SPU will produce approximately 400 000 tpy of polymers, including Vistamaxx™ performance polymers.

Worley has completed the engineering and procurement phases of the offsites expansion project and will now deliver construction outside the battery limits for the new units. This construction comprises all the interconnecting process and utility streams piping, tie-ins, equipment, and the electrical and instrumentation connections required to integrate the new units into the existing complex. The LAO and SPU units are expected to start up in 2023.

“This project will provide the building blocks for the essential and sustainable products that we depend on every day. We look forward to continue supporting ExxonMobil at one of the largest integrated refining and petrochemical complexes in the world,” said Karen Sobel, Group President, Americas at Worley.

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