Engineering & Design

Essar commissions coke drum structure packages for BPCL’s Kochi Refinery

MUMBAI — Essar Projects India Ltd. (EPIL), an EPC contractor, announced the successful testing and commissioning of the coke drum structure package (CDSP) for Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited’s Kochi Refinery (BPCL-KR). The contract value of this package is Rs. 645 crores.

Cielo advances construction of garbage-derived feedstocks to biodiesel refinery

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada — Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. announced the hiring of Kwik-Fab Energy Services to dismantle the Company's demonstration plant in Red Deer, AB. and transport it 200 km south to LynCorp Manufacturing's state-of-the-art fabrication shop in Aldersyde, AB.

Port Corpus Christi approves 41-acre lease agreement with Howard Energy Partners

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — The Port of Corpus Christi announced the approval of a long-term lease agreement with Maverick Terminals Corpus LLC, a subsidiary of Howard Energy Partners. The 30-yr lease agreement was approved unanimously by port commissioners for approximately 41 acres of land on the north side of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel in the Inner Harbor.

Wison Engineering awarded EPFC contract from Formosa Plastics

SHANGHAI — Wison Engineering Services Co. Ltd., one of the leading chemical engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) management service providers in China, announced that its non-wholly owned affiliated company, Wison Engineering (China) Limited, has been awarded an engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction (EPFC) contract for one section of Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) project in Texas by Formosa Plastics Corporation.

SNC-Lavalin awarded FEED conversion to EPC contract by Brahms Oil Refineries

MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a contract by Brahms Oil Refineries Limited to undertake a front-end engineering design (FEED) conversion to EPC contract for a 10,000-bpd crude oil refinery in Kamsar, Guinea. The FEED will provide a budget cost estimate to obtain a final investment decision (FID) for the project in the third quarter of 2017.

Chevron Phillips chemicals selects Audubon for main contractor framework agreement

HOUSTON, TX — Audubon Engineering Solutions, a global provider of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for the oil & gas, petrochemical, refining, and pipeline markets, announced that it has signed a teaming agreement with Chevron Phillips Chemical to provide capital-engineering services for their Gulf Coast Facilities.

MOL Group partners with Evonik, thyssenkrupp for Polyol Project

BUDAPEST — Half a year after the announcement of the 2030 strategy, MOL Group has reached an important milestone in its industrial transformational journey. The license agreements signed with Evonik and thyssenkrupp, will enable MOL to produce propylene oxide, a key component for the production of polyether polyols. MOL intends to become a significant producer of polyether polyols, high-value intermediates for products applied in the automotive, packaging and furniture industries.

SCG to proceed with Vietnam petchem project investment

Vina SCG Chemicals Co., Ltd. (VSCG), wholly-owned subsidiary by SCG, has approved to proceed with the investment of the Long Son Petrochemicals Company Limited (LSP). LSP issued the Letter of Award to key contractors on July 14 and the final contract signing is expected to be in the second half of 2017. The estimated 4.5-yr construction of the complex is managed under the consolidated turnkey lump sum project format, with commercial operation expected by the first half of 2022.

LyondellBasell to build world's largest PO/TBA plant in Texas

HOUSTON and LONDON — LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies, today announced the final investment decision to build the world's largest propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) plant in the Houston area.

MHI completes large-scale 2-train polyethylene plant for Exxon

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA), a fully owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has completed the construction of a large-scale two-train polyethylene plant in the US.