The bidders are Japan’s Toyo Engineering Corporation, Taiwan-based CTCI and Samsung Engineering Company and Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company, both of South Korea.

The three-year contract calls for the construction of an EO/EG plant with nameplate capacity of 1 million tonnes a year (t/y). The unit’s process technology has been licensed from the US’ Scientific Design. Ethylene feedstock will be sourced from the 1.35 million-

t/y ethane/butane cracker, for which the US’ Kellogg Brown & Root was recently awarded a letter of intent (MEED 30:6:06).

Comprising 13 separate downstream units, and with an estimated cost of $8,000 million, Saudi Kayan is set to be the largest stand-alone petrochemicals complex ever built. The UK office of the US’ Fluor Corporation is the offsites and utilities contractor and project management consultant on the complex.