According to a press release on their website, Chevron Phillips Chemical recently announced plans to expand its propylene business with a final investment decision for a new C3 splitter unit.

The unit’s location will be in Baytown, Texas, within the company’s Cedar Bayou facility. Its expected capacity is 1 billion lbs./year with targeted start up in 2023.

Chevron Phillips chose S&B Engineers and Constructors to engineer, procure and build the project.

Reportedly, site construction activities will commence in January 2022 and At its peak, the project anticipates supporting 350-plus new construction jobs.

"With global propylene demand on the rise, this project reinforces Chevron Phillips Chemical’s commitment to expand to meet our customers’ needs and remain a leading propylene supplier," said Justine Smith, senior vice president of petrochemicals. 

“Our company is thankful for the support of our customers, elected officials and local community."

Smith continued, "Baytown is already home to important assets for our company, and we look forward to becoming an even more important economic engine for the local economy, while expanding our business to meet global customer demand".

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