Exxon Mobil Chemical begins multi-billion dollar expansion project

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ExxonMobil (XOM) Chemical announced that it has started construction of a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker at its Baytown, Texas, complex and associated premium product facilities in nearby Mont Belvieu. The project will employ about 10k construction workers, create 4k related jobs in nearby Houston communities and add 350 permanent positions at the Baytown complex. It is expected to increase regional economic activity by roughly $870M per year and generate more than $90M per year in additional tax revenues for local communities. Contracts have been awarded for construction, which will begin immediately. Contracts have been awarded to Linde Engineering North America, and Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals to build olefins recovery units at the ExxonMobil Baytown Olefins Plant. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding and Huertey Petrochem will construct the new olefins furnaces. At the Mont Belvieu Plastics Plant, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will construct two 650k tons-per-year high-performance polyethylene lines. Jacobs Engineering (JEC) will oversee enabling works and interconnections at both locations. Dashiell and Wood Group Mustang will provide specialty contracting services

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