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CB&I has been awarded a contract by Carbon Holdings for the license and basic engineering design of an ethylbenzene/styrene plant to be built in Ain Sokhna. The units will be a part of the Thrir Petrochemicals complex expansion and will use CB&I’s ethylbenzene and styrene technologies to produce 400 000 tpy of styrene monomer. CB&I previously announced the license and engineering design of a polypropylene unit for this complex.

Daniel McCarthy, President of CB&I’s Technology Operating Group said, “our latest generation EB/SM technologies use advanced catalysts to minimise operating and investment costs while providing exceptional reliability and product quality. This award underlines the confidence Carbon Holdings has in CB&I’s technology solutions and further expands our position in the North African region.”

Basil El Baz, Chairman and CEO of Carbon Holdings said, “this EB/SM plant represents Carbon Holding’s ongoing confidence in the Egyptian economy and in the tremendous potential of the downstream petrochemical sector. The styrene from this plant will be used domestically for the production of synthetic rubber and advanced plastics for Egyptian consumer products, offsetting costly imports. This is the second derivative plant project with CB&I in the past six months and reflects our comfort and confidence with CB&I’s technologies. We are grateful for their continued support and expert guidance.”


CB&I has announced that it has been awarded a contract valued at approximately US$120 million by a leading hydrocarbon operator for long term maintenance at its facilities in Peru.

Chip Ray, President of CB&I’s Capital Services Operating Group said, “one of our key strategies is to expand our maintenance and related services globally. This award demonstrates our efforts are working, and it strengthens CB&I’s business in South America.”

Edited from press releases by Claira Lloyd

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