CB&I said Tuesday it was awarded contracts from
Occidental Chemical (Oxychem) for the technology license, basic
engineering and front-end engineering and design (FEED)
services for a proposed new ethane cracker.
The proposed cracker is anticipated to have a capacity of
approximately 1.2 billion lb/year of ethylene, or just above
Earlier this year, OxyChem signed a memorandum of
understanding with Mexicos Mexichem to evaluate a joint
venture for the cracker, which would be built at
Occidentals existing site in Ingleside, Texas.
The scope of work for CB&I includes the basic
engineering for the ethylene technology and five SRT
(short residence time) cracking heaters from CB&I's Lummus
Technology business unit.
Feedstock for the proposed cracker
is anticipated to be ethane derived from domestic shale
Financial terms were not disclosed. Previous reports have
the cracker starting up operations in 2016.