Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) held a groundbreaking
ceremony this week for its US Gulf Coast (USGC) petrochemicals
project at the
Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas.
The groundbreaking ceremony signifies the start of construction
for the USGC project,
all sparked by shale resource development.
includes a 1.5 million tpy
(3.3 billion lb/year) ethane cracker to be built at the Cedar
Bayou facility in Baytown, and two 500,000 tpy (1.1 billion
lb/year) capacity polyethylene facilities
to be built in Old
The groundbreaking ceremony included local officials Harris
County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jack Morman, Texas State
Representative Wayne Smith and other elected representatives.
First, we want to thank our local community neighbors
and government officials for their support over the years as
we embark on this exciting growth for our company, the petrochemical
industry and our
country, said Peter L. Cella, CEO of Chevron Phillips
will support 400 long-term
direct jobs and 10,000 engineering and construction
jobs. The estimated
completion date is in 2017.
As weve carefully planned this project,
weve leveraged our first mover advantage to attract the
strongest workers from each of the contract companies working
on the project and together we will be successful, said
The engineering, procurement and construction
(EPC) phase of the
ethane cracker project
will be executed through a
joint venture between JGC (USA), Inc. and Fluor Enterprises,
while Gulf Coast Partners, a partnership between Technip and
Zachry Industrial, will execute EPC for the two new
Chevron Phillips Chemical will host a groundbreaking for the
polyethylene units on June 17.