KBR wins key polyethylene plant contract
Houston, August 23, 2014
KBR, a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbons, power, industrial sectors, has won a contract from Gemini HDPE, a manufacturing JV between INEOS Olefins & Polymers US and Sasol, to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for a new high-density polyethylene facility to be located at INEOS’s Battleground Manufacturing Complex in La Porte, Texas.
The new facility is designed to produce 470 kilotons per annum of bimodal HDPE using Innovene S process technology licensed from INEOS Technologies.
The new, single-train facility will include new polymerization, pelletization, and railcar load-out facilities, plus upgrades to existing utilities and infrastructure.
Engineering and procurement services will be split between KBR’s Houston Operating Center and KBR’s Monterrey Engineering Center, said the company in a statement.
KBR will provide direct hire construction with selected subcontracts to construct the new facility. Upon completion, the new facility will be one of the largest in the Americas, it stated.
“This significant win is a testament of the excellent work performed with the Gemini team during the FEED portion of the project,” said Stuart Bradie, KBR president and CEO. “We look forward to continuing our work with INEOS and Sasol,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service