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2017 Qenos Olefins Altona Site Tour

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471-513 Kororoit Creek Road

Altona, VIC 3018

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2017 Qenos Olefins Altona Site Tour

Join the Joint Victorian Chemical Engineering Committee (Engineers Australia & IChemE) for a site tour of Qenos Olefins in Altona and learn about the chemical engineering involved in the petrochemical industry. This is also an excellent opportunity to network within the chemical engineering industry.


About Qenos:
Qenos uses clever chemistry and process knowledge to ingeniously transform Australia’s natural resources to create the building blocks for products that are part of our everyday lives.
The Qenos Altona site is located 15 km west of the Melbourne central business district on a 103 hectare site. The Altona Chemical Complex began production in the early 1960s and is the largest production centre for petrochemicals and plastics in Australia today. Qenos operates three plants at Altona, referred to as Olefins, Plastics and Resins. The Olefins plant processes ethane feedstock sourced from Bass Strait into around 205 kT of ethylene per year for the two downstream polyethylene plants and other domestic customers. The Plastics site manufactures around 100 kT of High Density Polyethylene annually in a low pressure polymerisation process. The Resins plant commenced production in 1967 as Hoechst Australia and now produces around 105 kT of High Density Polyethylene per year. In recent years Qenos Altona has completed a $195 million expansion and modernization project. This included the construction of a 21 MW CoGen facility in partnership with AGL.

Getting There: Cycle or Drive. There is parking available at the Olefins site.


Important Information:
LIMITED TO 24 PEOPLE ONLY
Attendees must wear clothing that fully covers arms and legs including substantial footwear. If people have their own hard hats, safety glasses and hi-viz vests, please bring them along.
If you attended last year’s site visit at Qenos, it would be greatly appreciated if you didn’t register again, so others that missed out last time get an opportunity to attend the site visit this time



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