The Shaw Group was awarded a contract to provide proprietary
technology and engineering services
for a new ultra-selective conversion (USC) furnace for Eastman
Chemicals ethylene plant in Longview, Texas.
Shaw will also procure the equipment for the furnace as part
of the deal.
"Shaws energy and chemicals groups USC furnace technology contains a range of
design options which will give Eastman flexible solutions for
their operational needs, said James Glass, president of
Shaws energy and chemicals business.
Shale gas developments, which are making available
local feedstock at lower prices, are
driving increased activity in this business across the
US, Mr. Glass continued.
Shaw is positioned to help owners with the expansion or revamp of existing facilities, as well as the design of
grassroots facilities. First and quicker to
market become major incentives for our clients.
The undisclosed value of the contract was included in
Shaws backlog of unfilled orders in the second quarter of
fiscal year 2012, the company said.
Shaw also is providing its proprietary technology, a process design package
and front-end engineering design for a 1.5 million tpy
grassroots ethylene plant for Chevron Phillips Chemical at its
Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas.