ExxonMobil lets contract for Texas polyethylene expansion

ExxonMobil Corp. has let a contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Dallas, to provide engineering, design, and construction management services for the company’s recently announced plan to add a new polyethylene (PE) unit at its 1-million tonne/year PE plant in Beaumont, Tex. (OGJ Online, Nov. 14, 2016).

Jacobs will deliver front-end engineering, detailed design, and construction management to support enabling works and installation of off site installations for the project, including rail as well as interconnecting piping required for the new PE train, the service provider said.

A value of the contract was not disclosed.

Already under construction and scheduled for startup sometime in 2019, the new 650,000-tpy unit will expand production of granular and pelletized PE by 65% from current rates to help meet rising demand for high-performance plastics.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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