Exxon Chemical Co., Houston, has let engineering and construction contracts for a 1.54 billion lb/year ethylene expansion at its Baytown, Tex., olefins plant. Exxon awarded M.W. Kellogg Co., Houston, a turnkey contract for engineering, procurement, and construction services on most of the project. Birwelco Ltd., U.K., under a separate contract is to build the ethylene furnaces for the project using Exxon technology. Kellogg and Exxon have begun preliminary engineering. Plans call for construction of the ethylene units to begin in 1996 with completion expected in late 1997. The project will boost Exxon's Baytown ethylene capacity t...

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