Westlake taps Technip for ethylene work

Westlake Chemical Corp. has let a contract to Technip for the expansion and modernization of the cracking furnaces and recovery section of its ethylene plant in Calvert City, Ky. (OGJ Online, Oct. 2, 2012).

The project will boost capacity to 630 million lb/year from 450 million lb/year and switch feedstock to ethane from propane.

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