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4 December 2022

Project ONE: sheet piling kick-off

On 15 December, a symbolic sheet pile went into the ground in the port of Antwerp for Project One, INEOS’ innovative ethane cracker. This took place in the presence of Antwerp mayor Bart De Wever, port alderman Annick De Ridder and chairman of Port of Antwerp Bruges, Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO of Port of Antwerp Bruges, as well as Hans Casier and Yves Verschueren, chairman and managing director of essenscia, sector federation of chemistry and life sciences, respectively. John McNally, CEO of INEOS Project ONE was also present. Project One represents the largest investment in European chemistry in the past 25 years. Over the next few years, construction of the plant, which will take four years, will employ hundreds of people, up to more than 3,000 at a time at peak. The cracker, which will be the most sustainable of its kind, will be commissioned in 2026.