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Jacobs Builds Borealis LDPE Plant in Sweden

12:40 PM MDT | July 26, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Jacobs Engineering says it has been awarded a contract to build a previously announced Basell Lupotech T-process low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant for Borealis at Stenungsund, Sweden (CW, March 28, p. 14). Borealis is investing €370 million ($504 million) to build the 350,000-m.t./year LDPE plant, which is due onstream in 2009. It will manufacture product for the wire and cable industry. Borealis will close 230,000 m.t./year of old, high-cost polyethylene (PE) capacity, as part of the investment plan. The resulting 120,000 m.t./year net increase will...

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