US Fluor awarded contract for Louisiana methanol project

13 September 2013 22:06  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Fluor said that it has received the engineering and design contract for a 5,000 metric tonnes/day methanol plant in St. James Parish, Louisiana, the US-based petrochemicals and energy engineering firm said on Friday.

South Louisiana Methanol (SLM) announced earlier this year it would build the largest methanol plant in North America in partnership with Todd Corp of New Zealand.

Fluor said it will book the undisclosed contract value in the third quarter of 2013.

The plant will produce 1.8m tonnes/year of methanol, with a design similar to that of the M5000 plant in Trinidad, according to SLM’s website.

An Austin, Texas-based company, Zeep Emissions Energy Plants, is developing the project as SLM.

($1 = €0.75)

By: Lane Kelley
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