Canadian Plastics

Nova Scotia Named as Site for New Ethylene Plant

A consortium of U.S. companies has announced plans to build a $600 million ethylene plant in the Canso Strait area of Nova Scotia by 2002. Sable Petrochemical will build the plant and says it plans to...

January 1, 1999   Canadian Plastics



A consortium of U.S. companies has announced plans to build a $600 million ethylene plant in the Canso Strait area of Nova Scotia by 2002. Sable Petrochemical will build the plant and says it plans to use natural gas from the Sable Offshore Energy Project as a feedstock to manufacture ethylene and polyethylene for supply to eastern U.S. markets.

The plant is projected to produce about 225 million kilograms of ethylene a year. The proposed complex, which is to be developed under the direction of a U.S.-based engineering firm, will employ about 250 full-time workers. The site was chosen by the Sable consortium after studies showed that a Nova Scotia site would reduce capital costs and inventories, as well as offer competitive transportation rates.


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