ExxonMobil lets contract for Texas Gulf Coast ethylene project

ExxonMobil Corp. has let a contract to a joint venture of Germany’s Linde Group and Bechtel, Houston, to design and build an ethylene plant included in the expansion at the major’s Baytown, Tex., refining and petrochemical complex (OGJ Online, June 19, 2014; July 1, 2013; June 5, 2012).

Construction on the plant—which is to have an ethylene production capacity of 1.55 million tonnes/year—will begin immediately, with design and procurement of key equipment already under way, Bechtel and Linde confirmed in a joint release.

Linde will provide engineering, procurement, and services during precommissioning and commissioning of the plant, while Bechtel will be responsible for the plant’s construction as well as related procurement, the companies said.

In its recent announcement that construction had begun on the multibillion-dollar expansion at Baytown, ExxonMobil said it had awarded contracts to Linde Engineering North America Inc. and Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals Inc. to build olefins recovery units for the project, with additional contracts awarded to Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. and Huertey Petrochem SA to construct the olefins furnaces (OGJ Online, June 19, 2014).

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