LyondellBasell recently announced its Bayport Complex in Pasadena, Texas, has reached 50 years of operation at its propylene oxide plant. In addition, the company provided an update construction of its new propylene oxide (PO) tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) plant.

“Today we are proud to celebrate a half century of operations, and our talented and dedicated colleagues who laid the foundation for our success," said Stephen Goff, Bayport complex site manager. “We continue to be propelled by the support of our neighbors, our values, and the generations of employees who came before us.”

The new PO/TBA plant will reportedly have a split facility design to optimize product balances and realize synergies between two LyondellBasell sites. The 140-acre plant is being built at the LyondellBasell Channelview Complex located in Channelview, Texas, while an associated 34-acre ethers unit, which will convert TBA to oxyfuels, is being constructed at the Bayport Complex in Pasadena. The PO/TBA plant is scheduled for startup in 2021 and is estimated to cost $2.4 billion, reportedly the company’s most significant capital investment to date.

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