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Keltic Petrochemicals selects Univation’s UNIPOL(TM) PE process for Nova Scotia project

A Canadian grassroots petrochemical complex planned by Keltic Petrochemicals (Halifax, NS) will use the UNIPOL PE G...


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February 14, 2005 by Canadian Plastics

A Canadian grassroots petrochemical complex planned by Keltic Petrochemicals (Halifax, NS) will use the UNIPOL PE Gas-Phase process to deliver a broad portfolio of polyethylene products to the North American market. The nearly US$3-billion petrochemical complex slated for Goldboro, NS, will include two UNIPOL PE lines, each with a design capacity of at least 350,000 tons per annum, fed by a gas cracker of 1.5 million tons design. Start-up of the facilities is planned for second half 2008.
The new UNIPOL PE Lines will be capable of producing both linear-low and high-density polyethylenes using Univation conventional and advanced catalysts. This will include the capability to produce metallocene PEs as well as breakthrough single reactor bimodal HDPE, using Univation’s PRODIGY(TM) Bimodal Catalysts.
“Keltic will be strategically positioned to deliver the full breadth of products needed for the demanding North American PE market by having access to the world’s leading gas-phase PE technology,” said Kevin Dunn, Keltic’s president.
Keltic Petrochemicals Inc. was formed in March 2000 by W. Kevin Dunn, a native Nova Scotian and long-time Calgary area businessman. Keltic plans to develop, construct, and operate a world-scale petrochemical plant in Goldboro, NS, the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada. When completed, the facility will consist of ethylene, polyethylene, propylene and polypropylene plants as well as a supporting cogeneration plant and receiving terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG).