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Etileno XXI—The first step in privatizing Mexican petrochemicals?

10.01.2013  |  Nichols, L.,  Gulf Publishing, Houston, TX

Keywords: [petrochemicals] [Mexico] [ethylene]

Mexico is constructing the first major private-sector petrochemical project in 20 years. Etileno (Ethylene) XXI is a $3.2 billion (B) greenfield petrochemical complex being built in Nanchital near Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz. The project consists of a 1-million-ton-per-year (MMtpy) ethylene cracker; two high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plants; one low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant; and storage, waste-treatment and utility facilities. The project also includes a 150-megawatt (MW) combined cycle power and steam cogeneration plant; a multimodal logistics platform for shipment of 1 MMtpy of polyethylene via bulk train or truck; and administrative, maintenance, control room and ancillary buildings.

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