Technip awarded contracts for Westlake Chemical’s ethylene plant expansion
PARIS -- January 29, 2013
Technip (Paris:TEC) (ISIN:FR0000131708) was awarded engineering and
procurement contracts by Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) for the
expansion and modernization of the ethylene cracking furnaces and the recovery
section of Westlake’s ethylene plant in Calvert City, Kentucky. The ethylene
production capacity will be increased by 40 percent − from 450 million pounds
per year to 630 million pounds per year − and will use ethane feedstock
instead of propane as per the original design.
The expansion and feedstock conversion of the ethylene plant will enhance
Westlake’s vinyl chain* integration and leverage low-cost ethane being
developed in regional shale gas areas. Westlake is one of the major ethylene
producers in the U.S. and its Calvert City operation is a large integrated PVC
Technip’s operating center in Claremont, California, will execute the work.
Nello Uccelletti, Technip’s Senior Vice President Onshore, commented: “Technip
is pleased to have the opportunity to support Westlake with this important and
strategic project. As the largest ethylene licensor and contractor, Technip
looks forward to bringing its experience and capabilities in the revamp of
cracking furnaces and modernization of ethylene plants to this project. We
will utilize our state-of-the-art proprietary technology from our portfolio,
recently expanded by the acquisition of Stone & Webster process technologies
and associated oil and gas engineering capabilities.”
* Vinyl chain: production of PVC using ethylene and chlorine.
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