JV to design, build petchem plant in Mexico

ICA Fluor, an industrial engineering partnership of Irving, Tex.-based Fluor Corp. and Empresas ICA, is part of a joint venture that has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction contract by Braskem Idesa SAPI.

The JV company includes Odebrecht (40%; based in Brazil), Technip (40%; France), and ICA Fluor (20%). It will design and build the $3 billion Etileno XXI petrochemical complex in the Coatzacoalcos/Nanchital region of the Mexican state of Veracruz. The complex will include a 1 million tonne/year ethylene cracker and two high-density polyethylene plants and start up in June 2015.

According to Technip, the complex will also include the following:

• A low-density polyethylene plant using BASEL Lupotech technology.

• Storage, waste treatment, and utilities, including a 150-Mw combined-cycle power and steam cogeneration plant.

• A logistics platform for shipment of 1 million tpy of polyethylene via rail, truck, or bagged.

• Administrative, maintenance, control room, and other buildings.

The plant will start up in June 2015.

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