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Fluor awarded petrochemical contract

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Fluor Corp. has been selected by LyondellBasell to perform the engineering and procurement for its propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) project located at its Channelview and Bayport complexes outside of Houston, USA. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value into backlog in the 3Q17.

The project represents the single-largest capital investment in LyondellBasell’s history. When completed, the plant will produce 1 billion lbs/yr of PO and 2.2 billion lbs/yr of TBA. At the peak of construction, the project is expected to create up to 2500 jobs and approximately 160 permanent positions when operational.

PO is a building block of many everyday products, including bedding, furniture, carpeting, coatings, building materials and adhesives. The TBA will be converted to fuel additives that help gasoline burn cleaner and reduce automobile emissions.

“This facility is a strategic part of LyondellBasell’s organic growth plans and we are pleased to continue our partnership on this project,” said Mark Fields, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business in the Americas. “Using our Zero Base ExecutionSM approach, the LyondellBasell and Fluor team developed a fit-for-purpose solution that optimised the plant design, leveraged global procurement opportunities and implemented a cost-effective modularisation approach.”

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