Westlake Chemical Corporation expands vinyls complex in Calvert City, US

Westlake expands vinyls complex in Calvert City, US

11:11 AM, 28th October 2014
Westlake Chemical Corporation expands vinyls complex in Calvert City, US

HOUSTON, US: Westlake Chemical Corporation has held a dedication ceremony to celebrate the expansion of its Calvert City, Kentucky, US Vinyls Complex. Westlake Chemical has spent in excess of $300 million into the overall expansion project. This investment included expanding ethylene production capacity and converting its feedstock from propane to ethane to leverage low cost ethane being developed in regional shale gas areas. Additionally, PVC resin capacity was increased to meet the growing demands of global customers.

“We have enjoyed a long and rewarding relationship with Kentucky, operating since 1990 in Calvert City. Our Kentucky operations are a vital hub for our enterprise and over the years, we have invested approximately $1 billion at Calvert City.  We were honored to have Governor Beshear join us today for this special occasion and appreciate the long-standing support of the various state and local officials in the development and growth of our operations in Kentucky.  We also thank our employees in Kentucky, as well as our project teams for the successful completion of this expansion,” said Albert Chao, President and CEO, Westlake Chemicals.


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