Fluor completes work on Kuwait's Olefins II project

27 August 2009 15:41  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS news)--Fluor has completed work on Kuwait’s Olefins II ethylene and derivatives joint-venture project in Shuaiba, the US petrochemicals engineering firm said on Thursday.

The project, a joint venture between Dow Chemical, Kuwait's Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) and two other partners, includes an 850,000 tonne/year ethane cracker.

Also included in Fluor’s engineering work were a 600,000 tonne/year ethylene glycol unit, a 450,000 tonne/year ethyl benzene/styrene monomer facility, as well as a 225,000 tonne/year debottlenecking of an existing polyethylene complex, Fluor said.

Work on the project began in July 2004, the company said.

“The completion of this project is a significant milestone for our client and for Fluor, as this was a model of true teamwork throughout,” said Peter Oosterveer, Fluor's president of energy and chemicals.

“The sheer size and scope, along with the outstanding safety record, makes this a true hallmark project,” he added.

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