Braskem (BAK) said that it has selected The Linde Group, as the lead engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor to build Braskem’s new world-scale North American polypropylene (PP) production line.
Linde offers comprehensive project development services for polyolefin industrial plants, ranging from front-end engineering design (FEED) to complete EPC execution and is an approved contractor for UNIPOL polypropylene process technology.
Braskem has committed up to $675 million towards the design and construction of the new PP production line named Delta which will be located next to Braskem’s existing production facilities in La Porte, Texas. With the engineering design phase well underway, the new plant will have a production capacity of 450 kilotons (kt), or the equivalent of approximately 1 billion pounds, per year.
The construction of Braskem’s new Delta production line is expected to positively impact economic activity in the La Porte region, employing approximately 1,000 development and construction workers to fully construct the facility.