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At Shell Polymers, we’re in the midst of building a world-scale petrochemical facility in Monaca, Pennsylvania. We will convert chemicals with the latest technology, and leverage unique loading and deployment capabilities to create class-leading response rates. (In short, we will help customers get their material faster.)

So, how does our Monaca plant Break the Mold? By providing a logistical advantage. It’s location on the Ohio River is close to supply and market, which allows us to provide more flexibility, greater reliability, and shorter supply chains—all so you can get the job done. Because you shouldn’t be caught up in small details when you could be focused on your business.

 

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Polyethylene Units

Our three polyethylene (PE) units use modern, proven process technologies to put safety and innovation first. These units receive feedstock from the Ethylene Cracker Unit and “polymerize” it by combining thousands of smaller ethylene molecules into very large molecules with unique physical and chemical properties.

To keep this process running smoothly, online pellet analyzers give real-time data on product quality for faster operator response speeds and quality assurance.

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Application Hall

The Application Hall will contain state-of-the-art technology that allows our Polymer Pioneers to work hand-in-hand with customers and create the product solutions they need.

It will house commercial-sized units for multi-layer LLDPE film, high-molecular weight film, an industrial scale pipe extruder, large and small tonnage injection molding and all-electric, hydraulic blow molding machines for a broad array of applications.

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Steam & Power Generator

The Steam & Power Generation Unit is where electricity and heat are simultaneously produced by three gas turbine generators, thee heat recovery units and two steam turbine generators.

This area will generate 100% of the power the plant needs and has full islanding capacity. This capability will automatically isolate the plant if there is an external disturbance in the grid, which reduces risk and makes our power source more reliable.

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Central Control Building

Our central control building is the nerve center of the facility, containing a state-of-the-art central control room, laboratory and maintenance workshop. From here, reliability engineers assigned to each production area conduct real-time, continuous monitoring of critical equipment to minimize shutdown durations and reduce risk.

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The Shell Polymers Difference

Shell Polymers has built a team of diverse and passionate industry pioneers who believe in putting people first. Combined with a new facility, innovative tools, and the backing of Royal Dutch Shell, Shell Polymers is equipped to bring you an unrivaled customer experience.

Shell Polymers Community Involvement

At Shell Polymers, we believe in the power of community. This means being an active part of the local infrastructure and supporting projects and activities that are important to Monaca residents.