The UK’s Stone & Webster
, part of US-based ShawInternational
, received a letter of intent for the front-end engineering and design (FEED), technology supply and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract covering the 1.3 million-tonne-a-year (t/y) ethane/propane cracker. Two other groups – a Japanese/US joint venture of Chiyoda Corporation
and US-based Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR)
, and Germany’s Linde
– were competing for the award.
Linde also received a letter of intent for the EPC package covering the linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) units, which will each have capacity of 400,000 t/y. The PE complex will use the Unipol PE process from the US’ Univation Technologies
In late June, South Korea’s Samsung Engineering Company
was selected for the first EPC package, covering the construction of a 700,000-t/y ethylene glycol (EG) plant (MEED 1:7:05).
The expansion is due to be completed in the first quarter of 2008. Sharq is a 50:50 joint venture between Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic)
and a group of Japanese companies led by Mitsubishi Corporation
US-based Foster Wheeler
is the project management consultant (MEED 1:7:05).