Nova Chemicals AST2 Area 300 Polyethylene Processing Plant
Sarnia, ON

Nova Chemicals AST2 Area 300 Polyethylene Processing Plant

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals and plastic resins that make everyday life for global consumers healthier, easier and safer. The company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, but has various plants throughout Canada.

Walters was awarded a unique project to build a new polyethylene processing plant located in Sarnia, Ontario.

Nova Chemicals
Nova Chemicals
Structural engineer
Technicas Reunidas
Facts & Figures
  • 4200 MT
  • 23 pcs of equipment and vessels installed
  • 5 km (200 MT) of handrail
Our Role

Walters acted as a design-assist partner, working closely with Nova’s design team. In addition to supplying and installing the structural steel for the building, we were also be involved with the installation of major vessels, processing equipment, construction elevator, metal deck, and concrete work.

This project included shop and in-field application of intumescent (fireproofing) paint on select areas of the new processing facility.

In addition to NOVA’s new Area 300 processing facility, we also be supplied and installed a new loading facility (also known as the “rail barn”), which spans over several rail tracks, for shipping the final product to market.

Overcoming Challenges

Steel was fully detailed and connected by a third party which allowed us very little input on connection design. The project required multiple sub-trades and strong coordination due to various scopes of work.

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