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Ineos to build world-scale linear alpha olefins unit at Chocolate Bayou

HOUSTON, May 17, 2016 (PCW) –- Ineos on late Monday said its Ineos Oligomers segment has made a final investment decision to build a new world-scale linear alpha olefin unit at its Chocolate Bayou facility in Texas.

The new plant’s capacity will be 420,000 mt/yr (924 million lb/yr), 20% larger than Ineos’ original plan. The expected in-service date is November 2018 and will bring Ineos Oligomers’ LAO capacity to about 1 million mt/yr (2.2 billion lb/yr).

The new unit will provide the feedstock for Ineos’ PAO capacity growth. Its new, 20,000 mt/yr high-viscosity PAO unit is expected to come online in 1Q 2017. -- Samantha Hartke

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