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Fluor awarded engineering contract for new LyondellBasell Texas PO and TBA plant

October 10/2017

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Fluor Corporation has announced that it was selected by LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, to perform the engineering and procurement for its propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) project located at its Channelview and Bayport complexes outside of Houston, as per Fluor's press release.

Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value into backlog in the third quarter of 2017.

The project represents the single-largest capital investment in LyondellBasells history. When completed, the plant will produce 1 billion pounds per year of PO and 2.2 billion pounds per year of TBA. At the peak of construction, the project is expected to create up to 2,500 jobs and approximately 160 permanent positions when operational.

PO is a building block of many everyday products, including bedding, furniture, carpeting, coatings, building materials and adhesives. The TBA will be converted to fuel additives that help gasoline burn cleaner and reduce automobile emissions.

"This facility is a strategic part of LyondellBasells organic growth plans and we are pleased to continue our partnership on this project," said Mark Fields, president of Fluors Energy & Chemicals business in the Americas. "Using our Zero Base ExecutionSM approach, the LyondellBasell and Fluor team developed a fit-for-purpose solution that optimized the plant design, leveraged global procurement opportunities and implemented a cost-effective modularization approach. Our integrated solutions approach substantially reduced the facilitys capital costs and helped LyondellBasell achieve their final investment decision on this world-scale chemical facility."

LyondellBasell is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world and has world-leading PO/TBA technology. Fluor has participated in the project since the commencement of front-end engineering and design in 2015. Project completion is expected in 2021.

LyondellBasell is one of the worlds largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell manufactures products at 56 sites in 19 countries. LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.


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Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, propylene, car components, adhesives, construction, packaging, electrical goods, LyondellBasell, USA.
Category:General News
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