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Inter Pipeline says on track for 2017 FID on Alberta PDH, PP complex

Houston (Platts)--10 Nov 2017 537 pm EST/2237 GMT


Inter Pipeline is on track to make a final decision by the end of 2017 on whether to build a propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene complex in Alberta, CEO Christian Bayle said Friday.

"We completed a number of civil activities on-site at our site northeast of Fort Saskatchewan over the summer ... and I do feel we remain on target to make a decision related to this project by the end of the year," Bayle said during the company's third-quarter 2017 earnings call.

The project is in the front-end engineering and design phase for the proposed 450,000 mt/year polypropylene plant and in the detailed design engineering phase for the 525,000 mt/year PDH plant, the company said.

The target startup date for the project is in the second half of 2021.

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In August 2016, Inter Pipeline acquired Williams Partners LP's Canadian NGLs businesses, including substantial design plans and equipment for a 22,000 b/d PDH plant that would produce 525,000 mt/year of polymer-grade propylene.

Williams had invested about $250 million in the project, with site preparation near a fractionator close to Edmonton.

Inter Pipeline broadened the project to include a polypropylene plant at the site.

--Nida Qureshi, nida.qureshi@spglobal.com
--Edited by Keiron Greenhalgh, keiron.greenhalgh@spglobal.com




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