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ExxonMobil to build new Baton Rouge polypropylene plant

HOUSTON, March 1, 2019 (PCW) -- ExxonMobil will move forward with construction of a 450,000 mt/yr (992 million lbs/yr) polypropylene expansion in Baton Rouge, LA, the company said today.

Construction is expected to begin in 2019 and start-up is expected in 2021.

The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract has been awarded to Baton Rouge-based Turner Industries and Jacobs Engineering, which will use local workers to design and build the facility. -- David Barry

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