Shell begins operations at Pennsylvania polymers plant


Shell Chemical Appalachia has started operations of its Pennsylvania Chemical project, Shell Polymers Monaca (SPM).

The Pennsylvania facility – the first major polyethylene manufacturing complex in the Northeastern United States – is expected to ramp up to full production by the second half of 2023 and will have a designed output of 1.6 million tonnes annually.

The plant will have three reactors – two gas phase reactors and a slurry reactor. Shell started main construction at Shell Polymers Monaca in April 2017 after taking a Final Investment Decision in June 2016.

Huibert Vigeveno, Shell Downstream Director, said the facility is well-positioned to capitalise on market access and connected infrastructure.

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