US KBR to help build lubricants base stock plant for ExxonMobil

05 January 2012 15:53  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US engineering firm KBR has been awarded a construction contract for ExxonMobil Chemical’s synthetics lubricants base stock plant being built in Baytown, Texas, the company said on Thursday.

The contract calls for site work, civil, structural, pipe, electrical, instrumentation and mechanical installation, test and checkout services, KBR said.

KBR will serve as a subcontractor for primary contractor Technip USA.

Once complete, the Baytown plant will have a capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year of metallocene polyalphaolefin (mPAO) advanced synthetic base stocks.

ExxonMobil Chemical said the plant will be complete in 2013. The company did not disclose the cost of the plant, but said it required a “significant investment”.

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By: Bobbie Clark
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