The petrochemical complex being built in Mexico that is the product of the joint venture between the Brazilian multinational Braskem and the Mexican group Idesa, which is slated to start operations in 2015, has begun to receive the first pieces of large equipment for storing chemical products. Six large tanks, two of them measuring more than 85 meters and weighing some 550 tons, were offloaded at the Port of Pajaritos and over the next few days will make the eight-kilometer trip to Nanchital, the city where the industrial complex is being installed.
By the end of this year, more than 50% of this major project is expected to be built, for which around 800 to 1,000 workers are being hired per month. By December, the construction project will boast approximately 10,000 workers. When ready, Braskem Idesa will have annual installed production capacity of 1 million tons of polyethylene. Total investment in the project is US$4.5 billion, with 75% coming from Braskem and 25% from the Idesa Group.