By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 27 -- Huntsman Corp., Salt Lake City, let a $60 million engineering, procurement, and construction contract to Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge, La., for repairs to Huntsman's olefins manufacturing plant in Port Arthur, Tex. The facility, damaged by fire in April, has production capacity of 1.4 billion lb/year of ethylene and 800 million lb/year of propylene.
The total cost of the clean up, engineering, and rebuild is estimated at $110 million. The project is slated for completion in second quarter 2007.
Huntsman said it also will accelerate some maintenance work at the facility that was scheduled for a 2010 turnaround and inspection. Performing the work now will make the plant run more efficiently, the company said. The maintenance work will not extend the time required to repair and restart the facility.