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Fluor announces completion of isononanol plant project

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Fluor Corp. has announced that it has completed an isononanol (INA) plant for BASF and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) in the Maoming Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, Maoming, China.

The plant is a first of its kind in China and was recently inaugurated by the owners. It will serve the growing demand for next-generation plasticisers.

Fluor applied its integrated project execution experience in China, including its knowledge of working with joint ventures involving multi-national foreign investors and Chinese national oil companies, to complete the project safely and on schedule.

"Completion of the INA plant demonstrates true excellence in execution backed by world-class safety and a focus on quality,” said Ken Choudhary, Fluor’s President of Energy and Chemicals for the Asia-Pacific region. “This project is also a testament to our partnership with BASF and Sinopec which allowed us to complete the facility on time and on budget.”

"This project is a great example of our One Fluor approach,” said Richard Meserole, Fluor’s vice president of Construction. “We used the breadth of Fluor’s tools and knowledge to provide solutions to the project. Most importantly, we delivered the project safely and in a quality manner that met the business needs of our client.”

The project is a continuation of the long-standing partnership between Fluor, BASF and Sinopec, and builds upon the successful completion of various projects at the Verbund site in Nanjing, China.

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