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Eastman Leases Texas City Site to Two New Tenants

January 8, 2020 Eastman Leases Texas City Site to Two New Tenants

Eastman Chemical Company announced it will lease portions of its Texas City site to Gulf Coast Ammonia (GCA) and Air Products Inc. as part of a strategic project.

GCA will lease a portion of  the site and will own a new world-scale ammonia production plant. Air Products will build, own, and operate at the site its largest-ever steam methane reformer, an air separation unit to supply nitrogen, and a steam turbine generator to supply power and certain other utilities to operate the new ammonia plant.

According to a company announcement, this latest project leverages a portion of the Eastman Texas City site’s available land, infrastructure, and deep-water port through a long-term lease, site service and utility cost-sharing, and a strategic off-take agreement to purchase cost-advantaged ammonia to produce its specialty products.

Eastman acquired its Texas City site on the U.S. Gulf Coast through its purchase of Sterling Chemical Inc. in August 2011 and restarted idled plasticizer manufacturing capacity to produce non-phthalate plasticizers shortly afterward.

About Eastman Chemical
Kingsport, Tennessee-based Eastman Chemical Co. manufactures a broad range of solvents and solutions, including adhesives, fibers, and cleaning chemicals. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.