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Nova Chemicals breaks ground on PE expansion

6:26 AM MDT | June 21, 2013

Nova Chemicals has broken ground and officially started construction on a previously announced polyethylene 1 (PE1) expansion project at its Joffre, AB, complex, the company announced on 12 June. The project is expected to be commissioned in the fall of 2015 and cost approximately C$1 billion ($980 million), including capital and start-up costs. The PE1 project includes a world-scale polyethylene (PE) reactor and associated infrastructure. The plant will be designed with annual capacity for 950,000–1.1 million lbs of linear low-density PE, enabling Nova to...

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