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Fluor awarded FEED contract for LyondellBasell plant

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Fluor Corporation has announced that LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, has selected Fluor to perform front end engineering and design (FEED) work for its proposed propylene oxide and tertiary butyl alcohol plant. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the 4Q15.

The plant will be the world’s largest of its type and will be located at LyondellBasell’s existing Channelview and Bayport Choate complexes in Texas. The scope includes a 1 billion lb/y propylene oxide and a 2 billion lb/y tertiary butyl alcohol plant at the Channelview site, an ethers plant at the Bayport Choate site, as well as associated infrastructure. The products will be used in the production of polyols, high octane gasoline components and other isobutylene derivatives.

“Fluor is bringing its proven integrated engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction solutions approach to support this world scale project’s advancement,” said Jim Brittain, President of Fluor’s Energy and Chemicals Americas business line. “We will leverage our extensive US Gulf Coast chemicals experience and innovative global procurement and design approaches to develop a capital efficient solution for LyondellBasell.”

All front end design activities are expected to be completed in 2016.

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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