INEOS awards FEED contract to KBR for US HDPE plant

29 July 2013 21:56  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--A subsidiary of INEOS awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract to KBR for a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant to be built in the US Gulf coast, the contractor said on Monday.

KBR did not release financial details about the contract.

The plant will be able to produce 470,000 tonnes/year of bimodal HDPE using INEOS’s Innovene S process technology, KBR said.

A final decision is expected during the first half of 2014, with plant start-up expected at the end of 2015.

Sasol may be a partner in the project. The South African company signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with INEOS's US olefins and polymers subsidiary.

By: Al Greenwood
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