Fluor has secured a contract for engineering, procurement
and construction management (EPCm)
services for BASFs toluene diisocyanate (TDI) project in Ludwigshafen, Germany,
the companies said on Tuesday.
Fluor booked the undisclosed value into its backlog for the
fourth quarter of 2012.
The single-train, 300,000 tpy plant will produce TDI and
expand additional plants as precursors for polyurethanes at the
BASF site in Ludwigshafen. Production is scheduled to begin in
the fourth quarter of 2014.
Fluor has been involved in the project since 2011, performing
support services for both the pre-front-end engineering and
design (pre-FEED) and the FEED work.
TDI is a key component used for polyurethane foams. To a large
extent, it is used in the automotive industry (seating
cushion and interior applications) as well as in the furniture
segment (flexible foams for mattresses, cushions or wood
Fluor continues to expand its long resume for the
design and construction of new chemicals plants
led from our Haarlem operations center, said Peter
Oosterveer, president of Fluors energy and
Fluors Haarlem hub in the
Netherlands will lead the project with support from Gliwice,
Poland. More than 800 Fluor craft workers are expected to
contribute to the construction of the facility expansion.