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GCGV MEG facility achieves mechanical completion

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

McDermott International Ltd and CTCI have announced that their joint-venture has received the mechanical completion certificate for Gulf Coast Growth Ventures' (GCGV) mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) facility located in Gregory, Texas, US.

"Congratulations to the joint venture project teams of McDermott and CTCI on this major milestone," said Mark Coscio, Senior Vice President, North, Central and South America. "Our people worked more than 14 million hours without a lost-time incident, delivered all module fabrication within two years from first steel cut and—only six months later—achieved mechanical completion."

The GCGV MEG project was executed by a joint venture between McDermott and CTCI established to engineer, procure, construct and install five mega modules. The project maximised modularisation with the mega-module concept, executed from three engineering offices—CTCI's Taipei (Taiwan) office and McDermott's Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Chennai (India) offices.

"McDermott brought its integrated mega modularisation expertise, through its QMW (China) and Altamira (Mexico) Fabrication Yards, to safely and efficiently deliver, during the challenging pandemic period, the world's largest MEG facility with greater certainty of project schedule," said Samik Mukherjee, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

The modules were fabricated in McDermott's Altamira Fabrication Facility and QMW Fabrication Facility. Together, they successfully and safely completed more than 30 000 t of modules for the customer.

Ownership interests in the Gulf Coast Growth Ventures project is 50% ExxonMobil and 50% SABIC, with ExxonMobil as site operator.

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