Joffre Plant Facilities

About the Joffre Plant Facilities

The location for this 900 acre (360 hectare) site was chosen because it had the right combination of economics, natural resources and people … and it supported Alberta’s desire to diversify the industrial taxation base. Locating in Alberta continues to offer advantages like relatively low-cost ethane feedstock and natural gas.

At our Joffre site we produce ethylene and polyethylene. Each year our three ethylene facilities produce more than six billion pounds of ethylene and the two polyethylene facilities produce more than two billion pounds of polyethylene.

Every year, we ship our polyethylene resins to customers around the world who use them as the building blocks for countless consumer products that enhance the quality and convenience of daily life. Co-products result from the production of our primary products (ethylene and polyethylene) and Innovene produces Linear Alpha Olefins right here on site.


PE2 is now AST1

From humble beginnings in 1979 with the start-up of the first ethylene facility (called Ethylene 1), production and site facilities have grown along with the worlds’ demand for our products.

Manufacturing facilities (E1, E2, E3 and Polyethylene 1 (PE1), AST1), together with a massive supporting infrastructure (feedstock/product pipelines, water treatment, rail storage/handling, cogeneration power plant) result in a large-scale, integrated petrochemical complex.

NOVA Chemicals Quality Management System for the manufacturing of Polyethylene is ISO 9001:2015 certified.


How Ethylene and Polyethylene is Produced

UPDATED: September 24, 2019

Learn more about how ethylene and polyethylene is produced by NOVA Chemicals.

Joffre Site Infrastructure

UPDATED: September 24, 2019

Learn more about the infrastructure at the NOVA Chemicals’ Joffre site

Joffre Milestones Fact Sheet

UPDATED: September 24, 2019

Learn more about the NOVA Chemicals’ Joffre milestones.