Fluor said Friday it was awarded an engineering, procurement
and construction management (EPCm)
contract by Dow Chemical for its upcoming propylene project in
Fluor successfully completed the front-end engineering and
design (FEED) contract, thereby setting the stage for this
next-phase EPCm project award, the company said.
Fluor will book the undisclosed value in the third
Fluor is excited to be the EPCm contractor for the
successful execution and completion of this project, said
Peter Oosterveer, president of Fluors energy and
The US is experiencing a significant rebound in the petrochemical sector due to the
attractive price of shale gas and we look forward to helping
our long-time customer Dow realize this important project.
The project is underway with estimated mechanical completion
by 2015. Fluors Houston operations center is leading the
effort with support from its Philippines operations, according
to the company.
Nearly 1,600 home office, construction management and craft
personnel are expected to be involved on this project at its peak.
Earlier this year, Fluor and Dow signed a strategic global
engineering, procurement, construction and construction management agreement in
support of Dows global capital projects program ranging
across all Dow products.
This includes potential new project work spanning across the