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Braskem Idesa S.A.P.I. awards JV contract for Ethylene XXI project

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Braskem Idesa S.A.P.I. awarded to a joint venture formed by Odebrecht (40%), Technip (40%) and ICA Fluor (20%) a contract worth more than US$ 2.7 billion (approximately € 2.1 billion) for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a petrochemical complex to be built in the Coatzacoalcos/Nanchital region, in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

The petrochemical complex will include the following facilities:

  • An ethane-based ethylene cracker, producing 1 million tpy, using Technip proprietary technology.
  • Two high density polyethylene plants using INEOS Innovene technology.
  • A low density polyethylene plant using BASEL Lupotech technology.
  • Storage, waste treatment and utility facilities, including a 150 MW combined cycle power and steam co-generation plant.
  • A multimodal logistics platform for shipment of 1 million tpy of polyethylene via bulk train, bulk truck or bagged.
  • Administrative, maintenance, control room and ancillary buildings.

The project is scheduled for completion, with the plant ready for start up, in June 2015.

Adapted from press release by Peter Farrell.

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