Alcohol and Plasticizers Facility BASF Awarded Fluor for Facility-Revamp in USA
BASF awarded Fluor an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract for the revamp of an alcohol and plasticizers facility in Pasadena, USA. Fluor will convert the general-purpose plasticizer units to Palatinol DOTP (diethylhexyl terephthalate). This unit will be BASF’s first in North America.
Pasadena/USA – The plasticizer is used in numerous products, including vinyl film, flooring, coated fabrics and wire and cable coatings. In addition, Fluor will convert another unit to provide raw material for the Palatinol DOTP unit. The facility start-up is scheduled for early 2017.
“Fluor has supported BASF with construction management services for many years in Europe and Asia, and we are excited to now deliver an integrated engineering, procurement and construction-driven solutions approach to BASF in North America,” said Jim Brittain, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals Americas business line. “We will leverage our U.S. Gulf Coast construction experience to meet this project’s schedule goals, while delivering a capital-efficient solution that strengthens BASF’s position in the plasticizers market.”
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