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October 3, 2013

JGC & Fluor awarded EPC contract for major ethylene plant in the U.S.

Gerald Ondrey

JGC Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; announced today that a contract has been signed between Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical) and JGC and Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for the company's ethane cracker to be built in Baytown, Texas as part of Chevron Phillips Chemical's U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project. The facility will have an annual capacity of 1.5 million tons per year and will be the largest ethylene plant in the world. The project calls for engineering, procurement, and construction of the ethylene plant. The project will be executed under a Lump Sum Conversion contract. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

The new ethylene plant features world-scale ethane cracking and is to be constructed at Chevron Phillips Chemicals existing facility in Baytown, Texas. JGC, as leader, established a joint venture with Fluor Corp. to execute the project. JGC will be leading engineering and procurement for the core facilities of the process plant, while Fluor will be leading engineering and procurement for the outside battery limit scope as well as direct hire construction for the entire cracker project.

The licensor of the ethane cracker is Technip (Paris, France;


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