Propylene Oxide Plant Fluor is awarded from Lyondell Basell
Fluor Awarded Front-End Contract for a World Scale Propylene Oxide/Tertiary Butyl Alcohol Plant from Lyondell Basell
Irving – Fluor Corporation announced today that Lyondell Basell one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, has selected Fluor to perform front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for its proposed propylene oxide and tertiary butyl alcohol plant. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the fourth quarter of 2015.
As tge company told plant will be the world’s largest of its type and will be located at Lyondell Basell’s existing Channelview and Bayport Choate complexes in Texas. The scope includes a 1 billion pound-per-year propylene oxide and a 2 billion pound-per-year tertiary butyl alcohol plant at the Channelview site, an ethers plant at the Bayport Choate site, as well as associated infrastructure. The products will be used in the production of polyols, high-octane gasoline components and other isobutylene derivatives.
“Fluor is bringing its proven integrated engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction solutions approach to support this world-scale project’s advancement,” said Jim Brittain, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals Americas business line. “We will leverage our extensive U.S. Gulf Coast chemicals experience and innovative global procurement and design approaches to develop a capital efficient solution for Lyondell Basell.”
Front-end design activities are expected to be completed in 2016.