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TotalEnergies and Borealis JV will see new ethane cracker built

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A joint venture between TotalEnergies and Borealis will result in the start-up of commercial operations of a new ethane cracker.
Bayport Polymers LLC will have an annual production capacity of 1 million tonnes of ethylene.
The $2 billion (€1.98 billion) project built on the site of and operated by the TotalEnergies Refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, represents 14 million hours worked with more than 2500 workers at peak construction.
The ethylene produced by the cracker will be used as feedstock to supply Baystar's existing polyethylene (PE) units, as well as a new Borstar® technology polyethylene unit currently under construction in Bayport, Texas, US.
“After significant investments in US LNG and renewable electricity in 2022, the start-up of this new cracker is another milestone strengthening TotalEnergies’ presence in the US.
“This investment is in perfect alignment with our strategy to develop petrochemicals at our integrated platforms. At Port Arthur we take advantage of the abundance of ethane in the US,” said Bernard Pinatel, President, Refining and Chemicals, TotalEnergies.