Corpus Christi Polymers’ (CCP) petroleum derivatives processing and manufacturing plant in Texas, US, will become the largest in the country and the world when it becomes fully operational, producing 1.1 million tonnes of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and more 1.3 million tonnes of pure terephthalic acid (PTA) content.
Sarens, a leader in heavy lifting, engineer transportation and crane rental, will play a key role as supplier of the cranes required for the job. Sarens will transfer various units to the new CCP facility, including a Liebherr LR1350 unit with a maximum capacity of 350 t and a Demag CC2800 with a maximum capacity of 660 t. During this work, which will begin in January 2023 and last approximately 18 months, Sarens will also provide various transportation services onsite.
This new plant will represent a significant step forward for the region’s economy, which will see the creation of more than 2500 direct jobs during the 18-month construction period, in addition to another 250 jobs once the plant is fully operational in 2025. There will be creation.
Once it reaches its full production capacity, this vertically-integrated PTA-PET production plant will be able to optimize the production process of both petroleum products, which will help make the manufacture of materials like polyester more competitive in the country. Will contribute It will also contribute directly to reducing PET imports from abroad, which stood at 2.25 million tonnes during the first five months of the year, according to the US International Trade Commission.
This is not the first project undertaken by Sarens in Corpus Christi in recent years. In 2016, it was responsible for lifting and positioning two hydrocracker reactors at the plant, as well as 58 modules using various crane models such as the Demag CC 8800. Internationally, it has also participated in various projects, such as in Algeria, in the North Sea (Norway), or in Ulsa (South Korea). In the latter case, the project had a significant impact on the country’s economy, creating over 20 000 direct jobs and increasing its export potential by 2.5 trillion won per year.
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