French Heurtey to work on Celanese’s Texas methanol project

22 May 2013 17:30  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--French petrochemicals engineering firm Heurtey Petrochem has won a contract for work on Celanese’s planned 1.3m tonne/year methanol facility at Clear Lake, near Houston, it said on Wednesday.

Heurtey said that it signed a €21m ($27m) contract with Celanese for the engineering, supply and fabrication of a steam reforming furnace for the methanol plant.

Delivery of the furnace is scheduled for November 2014, Heurtey said.

Celanese announced the project in June 2012, saying at the time that the plant is expected to start up after 1 July 2015.

In related news, Celanese said earlier on Wednesday that it is seeking to sell its 34,000 tonne/year acetic anhydride facility in Roussillon, France, and its 200,000 tonne/year vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) production unit in Tarragona, Spain, as part of a strategy to focus on integrated production sites that provide economies of scale.

($1 = €0.78)

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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