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Fluor and Technip JV awarded contract for Sasol’s La. ethane cracker and derivatives complex  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.fluor.com), in a joint venture (JV) with Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com), was awarded a contract to continue to support Sasol with the detailed design, procurement and construction of its world-scale ethane cracker and derivatives complex in Westlake, Louisiana. Fluor will book its share of the undisclosed contract value in the fourth quarter of 2014. “Fluor has a long relationship with Sasol spanning five decades and we are pleased to continue supporting its growth in the U.S. market,” said Jim Brittain, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business for the Americas region. “By leveraging our modular execution and global supply chain expertise, we will deliver capital efficiencies to this landmark petrochemical project in Louisiana.” The new complex will be constructed adjacent to Sasol’s existing facility in southwest Louisiana. Under the contract, the Fluor and Technip JV will be responsible for the 1.5-million ton/yr ethane cracker, downstream derivatives units and associated utilities, offsites and infrastructure work. Sasol awarded Fluor a contract in 2013 to deliver front-end engineering and design services for the complex, which will represent…
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