The Netherlands: Polyphenylene Ether Fluor Wins EPCM Contract for Sabic’s PPE Plant Recommissioning Project
The move to re-commission the plant has been carried out owing to the growing demand of Sabic’s unique Noryl resins, based on the PPE resin technology. Once operational, the facility is expected to add more than 40 % global capacity over a 2017 baseline.
The Netherlands – Fluor Corporation has recently announced that it was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management services contract by Sabic for the recommissioning of its polyphenylene ether (PPE) resin plant in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands. Fluor will book the undisclosed contract value in the first quarter of 2019.
Sabic announced the project last year, in response to high global customer demand for its unique Noryl resins, based on the PPE resin technology. Noryl resins are Sabic’s proprietary family of modified compounds. Recommissioning the Bergen op Zoom PPE resin facility will provide customers with a second source of Noryl resins globally. It will also affirm Sabic’s commitment to the European market and global customers who specify their Noryl resin material needs from Europe. When operational, the Bergen op Zoom facility is expected to add more than 40 % global capacity over a 2017 baseline.
The 14-month project began in January 2019 led by Fluor’s Bergen op Zoom office and will be supported by Fluor’s Cebu office in the Philippines.