INEOS to Boost Capacity of Alabama Phenol Plant by 850 kt

October 3, 2018

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INEOS to Boost Capacity of Alabama Phenol Plant by 850 kt
The INEOS Phenol production site in Mobile, AL. Image courtesy of INEOS

Chemicals and oil products manufacturer INEOS Group intends to boost production of phenol at its Mobile, AL plant by up to 850,000 tn/yr (850 kt/yr), according to an announcement Wednesday.

“An investment to increase the capacity of our Mobile production facilities up to 850 kt will make our plant the largest unit in the world,” said Hans Casier, chief executive officer of INEOS Phenol, in a company press release. “This expansion will meet anticipated growth in demand and shows a clear commitment to our customers to meet long-term needs in North America.”

Phenol is a solid, crystalline chemical used in antiseptic and disinfectant products, and as an ingredient in aspirin, herbicides, non-organic resins, and other applications. INEOS Phenol, one of the world’s largest producers of phenol and acetone, operates production sites in the U.S. and in Europe. 

“The Mobile asset is already the largest and most efficient single train plant in the USA and the expansion will build on this key strength. It also takes full advantage of our Gulf Coast location and our proprietary best-in-class operating technology,” said Casier. 

INEOS’ 46-hectare site at Mobile currently has a staff of 125 and has a capacity of about 908 kt/yr, according to information on the company’s website. The plant was built in 2000.

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