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Dow makes FID to proceed with US alkoxylates expansion – CEO

October 25, 2019
Chemical Value Chain

Dow has reached a final investment decision (FID) to proceed with its US alkoxylates capacity expansion, its CEO said on Thursday.

“This US Gulf Coast unit is expected to start up by the end of 2021. Furthermore, we recently signed a 10-year supply agreement with a key customer securing the baseload volume for this facility, representing $900m of new revenue over the life of the contract,” said Dow CEO Jim Fitterling, on the company’s Q3 earnings conference call.

The expansion will support Dow customers’ growth in infrastructure, and home and personal care end markets, he noted.

Planned capacity of the unit was not disclosed.

The flexible alkoxylation project was listed among Dow’s growth projects during its pre-spin roadshow in March 2019 with a planned start-up in the first half of 2020.

By Joseph Chang

Source: ICIS News

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