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USA: Engineering Contract KBR to Start EPC Phase at Geismar 3 Methanol Project

Editor: Alexander Stark

KBR announced that it was beginning to work on the EPC Phase of Methanex's Geismar 3 Methanol Project in Louisiana. This follows a final Investment decision from Methanex.

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Methanex is building a 1.8 million tonne methanol plant in Geismar, Louisiana adjacent to its existing Geismar 1 and Geismar 2 facilities.
Methanex is building a 1.8 million tonne methanol plant in Geismar, Louisiana adjacent to its existing Geismar 1 and Geismar 2 facilities.
(Source: Methanex)

Houston/USA — KBR announced that, following a final investment decision from Methanex, approval has been given to begin work on the detailed Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) phase of Methanex's Geismar 3 methanol project. The engineering company was awarded a reimbursable Front End Engineering Design (FEED) with EPC option contract for the project in July 2018.

After successfully completing the FEED phase, the company will continue to provide reimbursable EPC services for a third methanol operating plant located adjacent to two existing Geismar, Louisiana facilities. EPC work for the 1.8 million tonne per year world-scale methanol plant is expected to be completed in the second half of 2022.

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