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US Ethane Cracker Fluor Joins Forces with Technip for Sasol's US Cracker Project

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Fluor and Technip will cooperate on the design, procurement and construction of a new world-scale ethane cracker and derivatives complex in Westlake, Louisiana for Sasol.

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Good news for Fluor's Texan headquarters (picture): The company will cooperate with Technip of France on a world scale ethane cracker in the US
Good news for Fluor's Texan headquarters (picture): The company will cooperate with Technip of France on a world scale ethane cracker in the US
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Irving/Texas – The new complex will be constructed adjacent to Sasol’s existing facility in southwest Louisiana. Under the contract, the Fluor and Technip joint venture will be responsible for the 1.5 million tons-per-year ethane cracker, downstream derivatives units and associated utilities, offsites and infrastructure work.

“Fluor has a long relationship with Sasol spanning five decades and we are pleased to continue supporting its growth in the U.S. market,” said Jim Brittain, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business for the Americas region. “By leveraging our modular execution and global supply chain expertise, we will deliver capital efficiencies to this landmark petrochemical project in Louisiana.”

Sasol awarded Fluor a contract in 2013 to deliver front-end engineering and design services for the complex, which will represent the largest single manufacturing investment in Louisiana’s history. Construction is expected to be complete in 2018.

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