Keynote

Michael Marr, Shell Pennsylvania’s Business Integration Lead will present information on Shell’s state-of-the-art polyethylene plant in Monoca PA in Beaver County, western Pennsylvania, that is redefining the industry. This multi billion dollar project is one of the largest private investment projects in Pennsylvania’s history. Shell plans to leverage ethane from Marcellus and Utica shale gas, to convert it to polyethylene, raw material used to manufacturer plastics and other products. The plant is estimated to produce annually 1.6 million tons of polyethylene. The Pennsylvania location strategically places Shell within 700 miles of the majority of North American polyethylene buyers.

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Follow the Molecule

 “Follow the Molecule” video explains the manufacturing process that will take place at the Monoca, Pennsylvania site.

Raw Water Treatment Plant Commissioning

The Raw Water Treatment plant was commissioned in early 2021 in the midst of challenging weather conditions. Shell’s operators and integrated Commissioning and Start-Up Team (iCSU) successfully brought the plant online to filter and clarify water from the Ohio River. This is one of many key milestones on the journey to the eventual operation of Shell’s Pennsylvania facility.

Shell PA Production Operators Arrive for First Shift in Shell Polymers’ Finished Control Building February 2021

Administration Building

Administration Building is complete! This is one of many steps along the journey to the start up of the Shell Monoca PA facility in 2022. Leaders from both the construction and operations teams share how they all worked together to achieve this milestone, and preview some of the spaces that will eventually be occupied by staff!

Made in America – Construction of Shell’s cracker plant in Monaca, PA by U.S. companies. Largest private investment project in Pennsylvania since WWII.

Follow the Molecule

We've just completed our first "Classroom Takeover" virtual event at Rochester High School, in partnership with The Challenge Program and Huntington Bank. Students learned about professions at Shell Polymers, education pathways, and soft skills needed to be successful. We also debuted our "Follow the Molecule" video to explain the manufacturing process that will take place at our site, and we're proud to share it with you! The Challenge Program (TCP) is an educational non-profit that brings together business and education while incentivizing students to do their very best with cash awards, and a chance to learn about businesses and careers that are in the local community.

Posted by Shell Pennsylvania Chemicals on Thursday, February 25, 2021
Raw Water Treatment Plant Commissioning

The Raw Water Treatment plant was commissioned early this quarter in the midst of challenging weather conditions. Our operators and integrated Commissioning and Start-Up Team (iCSU) successfully brought the plant online to filter and clarify water from the Ohio River. As you'll learn from our team in the video below, this is one of many key milestones on the journey to the eventual operation of our facility.

Posted by Shell Pennsylvania Chemicals on Monday, March 15, 2021
Administration Building

Our Administration Building is complete! This is one of many steps along the journey to the start up of our facility in 2022. Leaders from both the construction and operations teams share how we all worked together to achieve this milestone, and preview some of the spaces that will eventually be occupied by staff!

Posted by Shell Pennsylvania Chemicals on Tuesday, April 13, 2021