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FPC – Point Comfort Petrochemical Plant Expansion – Texas - Project Profile

FPC – Point Comfort Petrochemical Plant Expansion – Texas - Project Profile


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Formosa Plastics Corporation (FPC) USA, a subsidiary of Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics Corporation (FPC), is undertaking the expansion of a petrochemical plant in Texas, the US.

The project involves the construction of new production facilities comprising an 1.6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) ethylene plant, an associated 658,000 tonnes per annum (TPA) propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit, a 525,000MTPA high density polyethylene (HDPE) resin plant and a 625,000MTPA low density polyethylene (LDPE) resin plant.

Zephyr Environmental Corporation has been appointed as environmental consultant for the project.

In April 2012, preliminary planning activities commenced.

A meeting was held on June 27, 2012, and July 13, 2012 between the officials of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and FPC.

In August 2012, FPC submitted a Greenhouse Gas Permit application and in November 2012, FPC submitted a final Environmental analysis application to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

In July 2014, Manoir Industries was appointed as supply contractor for ethylene plant.

Peterson Beckner Industries has been appointed to provide structural steel erection and equipment installation work.

In September 2014, FPC secured final greenhouse gas permit from EPA for implementation of the project.

On September 24, 2014, FPC appointed ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions to provide Steam Active Reforming (STAR) process for propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant. The scope of the contract includes licensing, basic engineering, detail engineering for the key equipment, delivery of the catalyst (STAR catalyst) and technical support during the entire project execution.

In September 2014, construction works commenced on ethylene cracker unit.

In July 2017, Wison Engineering was appointed as EPFC (engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction) contract for LDPE project.

Construction works on the ethylene cracker unit are 60% complete and fully slated to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2018. Construction works on the PDH unit are underway and slated to be completed by the end of 2020.


The project involves the construction of new production facilities at existing industrial operations in Point Comfort in Texas, the US.

The US$2,000 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of a 1.6MTPA ethylene plant

2. Construction of a 658,000TPA PDH unit

3. Construction of a 525,000MTPA HDPE resin plant

4. Construction of a 625,000MTPA LDPE resin plant

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