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October 26, 2021updated 26 Apr 2022 12:37pm

Shintech Plaquemine Complex, US

By Carmen

Shintech Plaquemine Complex is an active petrochemical complex located in Louisiana, the US. The complex started commercial operations in 2008 and currently has an active annual capacity of 4.98mtpa. Its capacity is expected to increase to 9.24mtpa in 2030. The plants in this complex are operated by Shintech Louisiana.

Key Products Capacity – Shintech Plaquemine Complex, 2020

Key products produced in this complex include vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), caustic soda, chlorine, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and ethylene.

Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM) accounts for major capacity share i.e., 32.1% of the total annual capacity of the complex with 1.6mtpa, followed by caustic soda and chlorine with 26.1% (1.3mtpa) and 19.7% (0.98mtpa) respectively.

Details of key upcoming projects in Shintech Plaquemine Complex

The complex is set to add capacity with some of the key upcoming plants including Shintech Plaquemine Caustic Soda Plant 3 (0.66mtpa), Shintech Plaquemine Chlorine Plant 3 (0.59mtpa), Shintech Plaquemine Ethylene Dichloride Plant (1.38mtpa), Shintech Plaquemine PVC Plant 1 Expansion (0.4mtpa), and Shintech Plaquemine Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM) Plant 3 (0.86mtpa).

Contractors involved in the Shintech Plaquemine Complex

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects in the Shintech Plaquemine Complex include the following.

EPC: Veolia Environnement.


Information on the petrochemical complexes/plants is sourced from GlobalData’s oil & gas petrochemicals plants database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, petrochemical plants globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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