Original news was published on 2 July, 2014
1.55-million-ton capacity plant at ExxonMobil’s Baytown complex
Bechtel and Linde have been awarded a contract to design and build an ethylene plant in Texas for ExxonMobil. The plant will be built just east of Houston at the ExxonMobil Baytown Complex.
At a capacity of 1.55 million tons of ethylene per year, the new facility will be one of the world’s largest ethylene plants, Bechtel said in a statement. Construction will begin immediately, with design and procurement of key equipment already under way.
Linde is responsible for engineering, procurement and services during pre-commissioning and commissioning of the new facility. Bechtel is responsible for the construction of the facility and related procurement.
In 2011, Bechtel and Linde formed an alliance to provide design-build services for ethylene cracker facilities in North America. The pair in 2002 built a petrochemicals complex in the United Arab Emirates.