Total, Borealis and NOVA Chemicals close their Joint Venture in petrochemicals
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Total, Borealis AG (“Borealis”) and NOVA Chemicals Inc. (“NOVA Chemicals”) announced they have closed a joint venture in petrochemicals on the U.S. Gulf Coast after receiving all required regulatory approvals.

The company named Bayport Polymers LLC (“Bay-Pol”) is 50% owned by Total and 50% owned by Novealis Holdings LLC, a joint venture between Borealis and NOVA Chemicals. Diane Chamberlain is appointed President of the new entity. The Bay-Pol joint venture includes:

  • the under-construction 1Mt/y ethane steam cracker in Port Arthur, Texas
  • Total’s existing polyethylene 400 kt/y facility in Bayport, Texas
  • a new 625 kt/y Borstar® polyethylene unit at Total’s Bayport, Texas, site, subject to FID
“We’re excited for the future of our new company. The partnership between Total, Borealis and NOVA Chemicals will create a major player in the U.S. polyethylene market,” said Diane Chamberlain. “We have a great opportunity to take advantage of low-cost feedstocks in the United States and deliver quality products that respond to the growing global demand for plastics.”

For more information, please visit: https://www.borealisgroup.com
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