ORANGE, Texas (March 13, 2023) – PCL Industrial Construction Co. and Golden Triangle Polymers Company LLC (“Golden Triangle Polymers”), along with other Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) companies, participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Golden Triangle Polymers Project in Orange, Texas last week.
The total installed cost of the integrated polymers facility is expected to be $8.5 billion, and PCL’s portion includes constructing seven Technip 48M cracking furnaces, including structural steel, module fabrication, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation and pre-commissioning.
Construction of this multi-billion-dollar project is expected to generate more than 500 full-time jobs and approximately 4,500 construction jobs and generate an estimated $50 billion for the community in residual economic impact over the next 20 years.
“PCL Industrial is honored to be a construction contractor on this project in Orange, Texas,” said Jason Idler, PCL’s heavy industrial chief operating officer. “Pre-construction efforts are underway and we look forward to beginning construction activities to help improve the quality of life for the world’s growing population.”
The plant, expected to begin operations in 2026, will include a 2,080 KTA ethane cracker and two 1,000 KTA high-density polyethylene units. The project is targeting to have approximately 25% lower greenhouse gas emissions than similar facilities in the United States and Europe, supporting the company’s efforts to help enable a lower carbon future. Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP will manage engineering, procurement and construction for the project and operate the facility after start-up.
Once operational, the plant will produce polyethylene.
Construction of the Golden Triangle Polymers facility is in Orange, Texas, located 113 miles east of Houston. Chevron Phillips Chemical and its predecessors have had a presence in the Orange community since 1955.
Golden Triangle Polymers is a project company owned by a joint venture between Chevron Phillips Chemical and an indirect subsidiary of QatarEnergy.
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PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in more than 30 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $6 billion USD, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at www.pcl.com.