USA: World-Scale Methanol Plant KBR Awarded Contracts for Potential Geismar 3 Methanol Project

Editor: Alexander Stark

KBR has been awarded a reimbursable Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) contract by Methanex Corporation for providing Front End Engineering Design (Feed) services for a 5,000 MTPD world-scale methanol plant to be located adjacent to their existing Geismar, Louisiana facilities.

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Methanex's existing Geismar facility
Methanex's existing Geismar facility
(Source: Methanex)

Houston/USA — Under the terms of the contract, the engineering services provider will work closely with Methanex to provide Feed services for a third methanol operating plant at the site. The Feed work, which will be executed from the contractors Houston Operations Center, is expected to be completed over the next 12 months with Final Investment Decision expected by mid-2019.

Pending a Final Investment Decision to proceed with the potential third plant in Geismar, KBR will then have the opportunity to provide detailed EPCM services for the new facility.