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October 9, 2012

CB&I lands FEED contract for new cracker in the U.S

Gerald Ondrey

CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cbi.com) has been awarded contracts by Occidental Chemical Corp. for the technology license, basic engineering and front end engineering and design (FEED) services for a proposed new ethane cracker. The proposed cracker is anticipated to have a capacity of approximately 1.2-billion lb/yr of ethylene.

The scope of work includes the basic engineering for the ethylene technology and five SRT (short residence time) cracking heaters from CB&I’s Lummus Technology business sector. Feedstock for the proposed cracker is anticipated to be ethane derived from domestic shale gas.

 

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