US CB&I wins work for PETRONAS petchem complex in Malaysia

13 July 2012 14:18  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--CB&I has won a contract to provide the licence and engineering design work for five petrochemical units at PETRONAS's planned petrochemicals complex in southern Malaysia, the US-based chemical engineering firm said on Friday.

CB&I said that under the contract, its Lummus Technology unit will provide technology for a world-scale steam cracker complex comprising ethylene, butadiene, benzene, isobutylene and methyl-butyl ether (MTBE) units at PETRONAS's refinery and petrochemicals integrated development (RAPID) project in Malaysia's Johor state.

Financial and capacity details were not disclosed.

PETRONAS said in May that the $20bn (€16bn) RAPID project could be completed in 2016.

In March, France-based engineering firm Technip won a contract for front-end engineering design work at the project.

($1 = €0.82)

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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