INEOS – Olefins 2 Debottleneck / Furnace Replacement Project

INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA (INEOS), contracted Performance Contractors, Inc. to renovate and expand its Chocolate Bayou chemical facility near Alvin, Texas.

The total project consisted of a suite of projects executed around a major turnaround in May 2020. It included a major debottlenecking and 26% capacity expansion of the INEOS Olefin-2 unit, as well as suites of smaller projects, all of which were largely revamp in scope. 

As part of the overall Olefin-2 expansion initiative, INEOS also installed three new ethylene cracking furnaces. Performance Contractors provided 5,000 tons of structural steel, 170,000lf of pipe fabrication, 12,000cy of concrete and installation for this project, overseeing more than 3MM man hours and a CapEx greater than $330MM. 

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