Chevron-Phillips at Cedar Bayou
The photo was produced with a Nikon D750 and Nikkor 24mm f/1.8 lens. Settings were ISO:800, f/3.3, at 1/30 sec. Not bad for an old man. I think its a cool photo.Cedar Bayou plant is a petrochemical manufacturing facility located in Baytown, Texas. It is the largest U.S. manufacturing facility of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. The plant operates seven process units on approximately 1,400 acres producing Ethylene, Propylene, Normal Alpha Olefins (NAO), High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE), and Polyalphaolefins. Cedar Bayou plant opened in 1963 as Gulf Oil and was sold to Chevron Corp. in 1985. In 2000, Chevron Corp. and Phillips 66 merged their chemical businesses to form Chevron Phillips Chemical Company.In 2000, Chevron Corporation invested in a 50-50 joint venture with Phillips 66, formerly known as Phillips Petroleum. In this joint venture, Chevron Corporation moved most of its petrochemical operations into the new The Woodlands-based company, including the Cedar Bayou plant. The Cedar Bayou plant became the largest of 34 manufacturing facilities owned by Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.
On Dec. 14, 2011, Chevron Phillips Chemical announced plans to build a world-scale ethylene cracker at the Cedar Bayou plant as part of the U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project. the U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project is expected to create approximately 400 long-term direct jobs and 10,000 engineering and construction jobs, and increase ethylene production at the Cedar Bayou plant by 3.3 billion pounds per year. On April 2, 2014 the Cedar Bayou plant held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction project. A video of the event: USGC Groundbreaking
On April 2, 2012, Chevron Phillips Chemical announced that it would build the world's largest on-purpose 1-hexene plant at the Cedar Bayou plant. A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Cedar Bayou plant in June 2012. The project was completed in June 2014, adding production of 1-hexene at 551 million pounds per year to the Cedar Bayou plant
Cedar Bayou plant employs approximately 800 employees and 1,200 nested contractors.