MHI to build ExxonMobil's polyethylene production train in Beaumont, US


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has secured an order to provide reaction, finishing, shipping equipment and other systems for ExxonMobil's new large-scale polyethylene production train in Beaumont, US.

Under the deal, MHI will also provide utility facilities for water, air and steam of the plant.

Scheduled to be completed by 2019, the new production train will manufacture 650,000t of polyethylene per annum.

Polyethylene is used in production of various plastic products, including construction films, grocery bags, and product packaging.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries president and CEO Shunichi Miyanaga said: "I feel very honoured to have received consecutive orders from ExxonMobil, the leader in the petrochemical industry.

"We will aim to deliver a high-quality plant, placing the utmost importance on safety management, just as with our other projects in Texas and Singapore."

“We will aim to deliver a high-quality plant, placing the utmost importance on safety management, just as with our other projects in Texas and Singapore."

Currently, the company is building a polyethylene plant, which includes two units of capacity, at ExxonMobil's facility in Mont Belvieu, Texas, US.

In 2011, MHI completed building a polyethylene plant for ExxonMobil in Singapore.

In August, Primetals Technologies, a joint venture of MHI and Siemens, secured a deal to modernise Austrian aluminium producer AMAG rolling’s plant in Ranshofen.

Under the deal, Primetals Technologies will revamp the drive technology on the four high cold rolling stands in AMAG’s Ranshofen plant.

The contract also includes supply of motors, converters and converter transformers, as well as couplings, disk brakes and mechanical adaptations.