Germany’s Linde and South Korea’s Samsung Engineering Company are competing for the main process package covering the 500,000-tonne-a-year (t/y) PP facility, for which the US’ Dow Chemical Company has licensed its proprietary Unipol technology (MEED 12:5:06).

For the second contract, covering offsites and utilities, four contractors Taiwan’s CTCI, South Korea’s Daelim Industrial Company, India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T), and Samsung are bidding. The client plans to award both contracts by the end of June (MEED 28:4:06).

Contractors are also waiting for the release of invitation to bid documents for the olefins conversion unit (OCU) package, which will provide the majority of the propylene feedstock for the PP plant. The US’ ABB Lummus Global is the technology licence-holder (MEED 18:11:05).