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Braskem Idesa awards engineering deal on Mexico Ethylene XXI project

10.04.2012  | 

The EPC contract was awarded to a joint venture made up of Odebrecht (40%), Technip (40%) and ICA Fluor (20%). The new petrochemical complex will include a 1.05 million tpy ethylene cracker and several integrated polyethylene (PE) plants. Ethylene XXI should begin operations in June 2015.


Braskem Idesa awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract on its Ethylene XXI project to a joint venture company comprised of Odebrecht (40%), Technip (40%) and ICA Fluor (20%).

ICA Fluor is an industrial construction joint venture of its own, including Fluor and Mexico’s Empresas ICA.

Together, the three companies will design and build the new Etileno XXI petrochemical complex in the Mexican state of Veracruz. The overall deal value was $2.7 billion.

The new petrochemical complex will include a 1.05 million tpy ethane cracker and integrated polyethylene (PE) plants.

The cracker will be based on Technip technology, while INEOS is providing the high-density (HDPE) technology and LyondellBasell the low-density (LDPE) technology.

The joint venture project team will utilize several operating centers around the world to execute the project.

The project, of which Braskem owns a 65% stake and Idesa the remaining 35%, is expected to start up operations in June 2015.

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Osvaldo A. Corona

Congratulacion to the mexican authorities. Unfortunately no projects like this are in course in our contry.
Regards to ICA engineers whose I worked during my Engineering Managing for CPC (former A.G Mc Kee of Argentina).
Mech Eng Osvaldo A. Corona

arun bose

If there are any Job opening please let me inform so that I can submitt my CV. I worked in KBR Olefins technology and presently involved for Lummus cracker project in India.


Would be happy to see it if it invites me as a participant in executing its commissioning .
My experience in commissioning the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd'S Panipat Naphtha Cracker Project may give it a valuable
ejector in pushing it commissioned successfully.

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