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TPRI – Port Arthur Petrochemical Plant – Texas - Project Profile

TPRI – Port Arthur Petrochemical Plant – Texas - Project Profile


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Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc. (TPRI), a subsidiary of Total SA, is planning to build a petrochemical plant in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas, the US.

The project involves the construction of a petrochemical plant with an ethane production capacity of 1MTPA.

It includes the construction of polyethylene unit, production units, processing units, control rooms, storage units and related facilities, and the installation of six SRT-III (Short Residence Time) pyrolysis heaters, equipment and machinery and safety and security systems.
On April 6, 2015, TPRI filed an environmental permit application with the Texas Commission on environmental Quality and the US Army Corp. of Engineers for the development of the project.

In September 2015, CB&I has been awarded a contract for providing its proprietary ethylene technology license and front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for the project.

CB&I commenced FEED works on the project in September 2015 and completed in the third quarter of 2016.

In March 2017, TPRI awarded a US$1,300 million engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I).

On March 27, 2017, Total made a preliminary agreement to create a joint venture (JV) with Nova Chemicals Corp. and Borealis AG to invest in the project. According to the agreement, Total will hold a 50% stake in the JV. The JV expected to be established in late 2017 and a final investment decision on the polyethylene unit will be taken simultaneously by the JV partners.

Construction works on the project is scheduled to be completed by 2020.


The project involves the construction of a petrochemical plant with an ethane production capacity of 1 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) in Port Arthur, Texas, the US.

The US$1,700 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of production units

2. Construction of processing units

3. Construction of control rooms

4. Construction of storage units

5. Installation of equipment and machinery

6. Installation of safety and security systems

7. Construction of related facilities

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