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Gulf Island delivers modules for ethylene plant

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Through its Fabrication Division, Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. has delivered four modules, representing 9800 t of fabricated steel and assembled components for an ethylene plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana, US. Gulf Island was awarded the project by CB&I’s Oil & Gas engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) group to assemble highly selective SRT® cracking heater modules (one of three is shown in-transit below) and a secondary transfer-line exchanger module. The ethylene plant will be operated by a joint venture of Western Refining and Lotte Chemical group.

The Gulf Island Fabrication project team worked closely with CB&I’s team to complete the modules on time and within budget. These modules were assembled in the company’s Houma, Louisiana, fabrication yard, and were loaded-out starting late last year with final delivery on 24 April. They were then were transported via barge to their final installation site in Lake Charles.

This successful assembly, loadout and delivery of petrochemical plant modules for a land-based site is another example of the company’s ability to fabricate a variety of products onshore and offshore. Beyond offshore oil and gas, the company completed foundations for the first offshore wind power project in the US in 2016 and continues to deliver complex fabricated products.

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