Foster Wheeler said Monday it was awarded an engineering,
procurement and construction management (EPCm)
contract by LANXESS for a new ethylene propylene diene monomer
(EPDM) rubber plant to be built at Changzhou in China's Jiangsu
Foster Wheeler is currently executing the front-end engineering
design (FEED) for this facility.
The contract value for this project was not disclosed and was
included in the company's third-quarter 2012 bookings.
The new facility will be designed to produce
160,000 tpy of EPDM rubber. The plant is expected to start
up in 2015.
LANXESS, a specialty chemicals company headquartered in
Germany, says the new plant, which it describes as
the largest EPDM rubber facility in the world, is its largest
investment in China to date.
EPDM is used primarily in the automotive industry as door
sealants or windscreen wipers. It is also used in the plastics
modification, cable and wire, construction and oil additives
"This latest win further demonstrates the value LANXESS
places on the quality of our people and its confidence in our
performance in delivering LANXESS' projects safely and successfully,"
said Umberto della Sala, chief operating officer
for Foster Wheeler.
"Foster Wheeler is working as the EPCm contractor on three of
LANXESS' major projects in Asia."