Dow chooses Foster Wheeler for Louisiana ethane cracker upgrading project
The objective is to boost the Plaquemine plant's ethane flexibility to take advantage of low-cost feedstocks, specifically via brownfield additions and retrofit modifications.
Foster Wheeler announced Monday that a subsidiary of its global
engineering and construction (E&C)
group was awarded a contract by Dow Chemical to provide
services for the LA-3 crack more ethane (CME) project at Dows Plaquemine petrochemical complex in
The services include detailed engineering, procurement and
construction management (EPCm)
The objective of the project is to improve the plant's
ethane flexibility to take advantage of low-cost feedstock. The scope will include
brownfield additions and retrofit modifications to the plant.
The project is part of Dows comprehensive US Gulf Coast
Foster Wheeler has the proven brownfield/retrofit project execution capabilities that
are crucial to achieving Dows cost and schedule
objectives, said Umberto della Sala, president and chief
The contract value was not disclosed. The initial release
of work will be included in the companys second quarter
2013 bookings, while the main release is expected to be
recorded in the third quarter of 2013.