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Capuava

Start year

1997

Project type

Ethylene plant expansion

Location

Capuava, Sao Paulao, Brazil

Estimated investment

$100m (latest $130m), cost of the new 500,000t/yr ethylene plant is unknown

Completion

2000 and 2008 (other projects completed in 2004)

Sponsors

Petroquímica União

Financing

Petroquímica União

Contractors

GE oil and gas, Emerson

500,000t/yr currently (2007), but by second quarter of 2008 700,000t/yr and by 2010 a new plant by the side of the original will give a total of 1.2 million tonnes per year
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