The plant will consume approximately 22,000 barrels per day of propane and produce up to 550,000 tonnes per year of polypropylene. This product would be shipped globally in pellet form. The complex is expected to create 150 permanent full-time jobs, as well as 2,000 to 2,500 on-site construction jobs.
The project is a joint venture between Pembina Pipelines and Petrochemical Industries of Kuwait. Pembina was awarded $300 million in royalty credits in 2016 as an Alberta government incentive for the project.
The project was expected to come online in 2023 but was deferred on March 18, 2020, due to market conditions.