Dow Chemical lets contract for Louisiana ethane plant project

Dow Chemical Co. has let a contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering & Construction Group for the engineering, procurement, and construction of its LA-3 Crack More Ethane project at its petrochemical plant in Plaquemine Parrish, La.

The objective of the project is to improve plant ethane flexibility to take advantage of low-cost feedstock. Scope will include brownfield additions and retrofit modifications to the plant, Dow Chemical said.

The contract value was not disclosed nor were dates of project start-up or completion.

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