TotalEnergies lets contract for engineering works at US refining, petrochemical plants

June 8, 2023
TotalEnergies SE has let a contract to Kent PLC to provide a suite of engineering services for the operator’s refining and petrochemical plants in Texas and Louisiana.

TotalEnergies SE has let a contract to Kent PLC to provide a suite of engineering services for the operator’s refining and petrochemical plants in Texas and Louisiana.

Under the 3-year master services agreement (MSA) signed on June 8, Kent will provide engineering services covering phases from feasibility studies, preliminary front-end engineering and design (FEED), FEED through to detailed engineering, Kent said in a release.

The service provider’s scope of delivery will cover the following TotalEnergies sites:

  • TotalEnergies Refinery Port Arthur LLC’s 238,000-b/d integrated refining complex in Port Arthur, Tex.—the operator’s largest US platform—which houses a 178,000-b/d refinery and 60,000-b/d condensate splitter.
  • Bayport Polymers LLC’s (Baystar)—a 50-50 joint venture of OMV AG subsidiary Borealis AG and TotalEnergies—1-million tonne/year (tpy) ethane steam cracker, which is collocated at TotalEnergies’ Port Arthur platform.
  • The operator’s wholly owned 1.2-million tpy polypropylene plant in La Porte, Tex.
  • At Carville, La., TotalEnergies’ wholly owned 600,000-tpy polystyrene unit.

Through execution of projects within the scope of the MSA, Kent will specifically be helping TotalEnergies advance its emission-reduction efforts, said Paula Fitzpatrick, Kent’s Americas vice-president of operations.

The recently signed MSA follows Kent’s previous delivery of engineering services at TotalEnergies’ Port Arthur platform, at which it has provided services since 2016, Kent said.

Further details regarding the agreement were not revealed.