The successful bidder will provide PMC services for an 850,000-tonne-a-year (t/y) ethane cracker, a 600,000-t/y ethylene glycol/ethylene oxide unit and 400,000 t/y of new polyethylene (PE) capacity. All the units will be built under the Equate II project and will be integrated into the existing Equate I complex.
In addition, the PMC contractor will look after the proposed 300,000-t/y ethyl benzene/styrene unit to be built by PIC and Dow. Ethylene for the new unit will be supplied by Equate II, while the benzene feedstock will be sourced from a new aromatics complex, planned by PIC on its own.
Commissioning of the new capacity is scheduled for early 2007.
The PMC contractor on Equate I was Fluor (MEED 5:8:94).
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