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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to build ExxonMobil’s Beaumont PE plant

HOUSTON, November 30, 2016 (PCW) – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will build ExxonMobil’s new 650,000 mt/yr polyethylene plant at Beaumont, the company announced Wednesday.

The mLLDPE plant is expected to come online in 2019. The amount of Mitsubishi’s contract was not disclosed.

Mitsubishi will supply the reaction, finishing, and shipping equipment for the plant, as well as utility facilities for water, air and steam.

The company is also building ExxonMobil’s 1.3 million mt/yr mLLDPE facility in Mont Belvieu, which is expected to come into service in 3Q 2017. -- Samantha Hartke

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