Last year, EPP let an engineering, procurement, and construction contract for the PDH unit to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG’s Global Engineering & Construction Group. No contract value was disclosed (OGJ Online, Aug. 6, 2013).
For feedstock supply, the PDH will be supported by EPP’s Gulf Coast NGL fractionation and storage. With previously announced expansions, the company by 2015 will have 708,000 b/d of NGL fractionation capacity, which would provide up to 177,000 b/d of propane (OGJ, May 7, 2012, p. 88).
In addition, the new PDH unit will be supported by EPP’s 100 million bbl of NGL and petrochemical storage along the Texas Gulf Coast.