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SABIC contracts Fluor Corp.

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Fluor Corp. has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management services contract by SABIC for the recommissioning of its polyphenylene ether (PPE) resin plant in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands.

Fluor will book the undisclosed contract value in 1Q19.

“We are pleased to support SABIC with this important recommissioning project at the Bergen op Zoom site where Fluor has more than 30 years of experience of providing innovative solutions to the client,” said Simon Nottingham, President of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. “Fluor’s proven track record in brownfield projects and construction-driven execution will minimise disruption at this complex operations site and provide cost and schedule certainty.”

SABIC announced the project last year, in response to high global customer demand for its NORYLTM resins, based on PPE resin technology. NORYL resins are SABIC’s proprietary family of modified compounds. Recommissioning the Bergen op Zoom PPE resin facility will provide customers with a second source of NORYL resins globally, and affirms SABIC’s commitment to the European market and global customers who specify their NORYL resin material needs from Europe. When operational, the Bergen op Zoom facility is expected to add more than 40% global capacity over a 2017 baseline.

The 14-month project began in January 2019 led by Fluor’s Bergen op Zoom office and will be supported by Fluor’s Cebu office in the Philippines.

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