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Ineos to build world-scale alpha-olefins plant in the US, expand in Canada

10:55 AM MDT | July 1, 2013

Ineos has announced plans to build a world-scale linear alpha-olefins (LAO) plant on the US Gulf Coast. The unit will have initial capacity for 350,000 m.t./year with a built-in design to expand capacity by 50%, to 500,000 m.t./year. “We have been working on this project for the past year, and it is now ready to scale up for a new phase of activity,” says Bob Learman, CEO of Ineos Oligomers. The company already has a significant footprint on the Gulf with ready access to key resources, he says. Completion is targeted for 2016. Ineos is also evaluating...

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