US CB&I wins latest engineering contract for IGP Methanol Gulf megacomplex

05 February 2018 13:46 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--CB&I has won a contract to work on IGP Methanol’s 7.2m tonne/year Gulf Coast methanol production complex, the US-headquartered engineering firm said on Monday.

Following the award of a technology contract to Denmark’s Halfor Topsoe on 30 January, CB&I has won a contract including front end engineering and design (FEED) services to produce a binding lump sum price for the complex, to be built in Myrtle Grove, Louisiana.

The contract includes terms for the exclusive selection of CB&I for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the four methanol trains to be developed at the site.

Slated to be the world’s largest methanol production complex, the facility is expected to be made up of four identical methanol production units of 1.8m tonnes/year apiece, utilising Topsoe’s methanol production technology.

The complex is expected to begin production in 2020, after IGP first announced it in January 2018.

By Tom Brown