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JV awarded EPC contract for ethylene facility

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A joint venture between Black & Veatch and joint venture (JV) partner PCL Industrial Construction Co. – together known as BPC – has been picked to develop an ethylene terminal facility in the US. BPC was picked by Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and Navigator Holdings Ltd to provide full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for a new ethylene export facility on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Ethylene, a byproduct of natural gas processing, is important to the production of plastic and other chemicals. Located on the Houston Ship Channel at Enterprise’s Morgan’s Point location, the ethylene terminal will have a capacity to export approximately 2.2 billion lbs/yr of ethylene. Commercial operations are expected to begin in 4Q19.

“Our clients sought an EPC solution that would allow them to fulfill increasing calls for ethylene export with an aggressive execution schedule and performance guarantees,” said Gary Martin, Regional General Manager for Black & Veatch’s oil and gas business. “Black & Veatch, together with PCL Construction, has an established track record of delivering safely, on-time and on-budget, even with accelerated production timelines.”

“BPC has had an eight-year history of pursuing and successfully completing very challenging projects in the power market,” said Kent Free, Senior Director at PCL Industrial Construction Co. “We are very proud to expand our solution provider culture into the oil, gas and petrochemical arena.”

The Morgan’s Point project continues the JV work under the BPC banner. This will be the third award for the JV. The JV has performed over 4 500 000 workhours to date with zero lost-time incidents.

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