Emerson selected to automate Golden Triangle polymers facility
The total installed cost of the project is expected to be $8.5 billion (€7.9 billion) and is a joint venture between Chevron Phillips Chemical Company and an indirect subsidiary of QatarEnergy. Operations are expected to begin in three years’ time.
“With its digital automation technologies, industrial software portfolio, and deep energy experience, we are relying on Emerson to help ensure a project of this magnitude operates safely and reliably, optimizes energy use and mitigates emissions,” said David Godard, project director for the Golden Triangle Polymers Project.
The Golden Triangle Polymers Project, located in Orange, Texas, includes a 2.08-MMtpy ethane cracker, as well as two 1-MMtpy high-density polyethylene units. Polyethylene is used to produce durable goods and essential packaging to protect food and keep medical supplies sterile.
“The Golden Triangle Polymers Project and the recently announced Ras Laffan Petrochemical complex in Qatar are among the world’s largest ethane crackers, both leveraging Emerson’s digital automation technologies, software and expertise to promote safer, smarter and more sustainable operations,” said Ron Martin, Emerson’s president, Americas. “We are proud to support Chevron Phillips Chemical’s and QatarEnergy’s track record of building world-class, optimized facilities.”