USA: New Generation Refrigerants World's Largest HFO Producing Facility

Editor: Alexander Stark

KBR has been awarded a construction contract by The Chemours Company for the construction of its new Opteon YF facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.

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(Source: KBR)

Houston/USA – KBR will provide complete construction services for this investment in new generation refrigerants at the Chemours plant site in Corpus Christi. The service provider expects this work to be completed over 18 months, executing all construction scope, providing construction management and direct hire craft labor. This new scope is in concert with the already completed early conceptual engineering and estimating for the project and the detailed design and procurement services currently being provided by KBR's Wilmington and Monterrey offices under a long-standing Master Services Agreement.

The addition to the Corpus Christi facility is an investment in large-scale manufacturing to expand the supply of Chemours' Opteon portfolio of refrigerants. This investment will triple capacity of Opteon products. The new plant will use a patented process to manufacture this type of refrigerant, which is used in automotive air conditioning and in refrigerant blends for a range of applications. According to the company, the investment will create the world's largest facility for manufacturing hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs).