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McDermott Awarded Contract for 2 Ethylene Crackers in Russia

Infra News - Published on Fri, 29 Nov 2019

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McDermott International Inc announced that it has been awarded a sizeable technology contract from Baltic Chemical Company and a sizeable Extended Basic Engineering contract from China National Chemical Engineering No 7 Construction Company Limited. The ethane cracking project is owned by Baltic Chemical Complex LLC, a subsidiary of RusGazDobycha. McDermott's Lummus Technology will provide both the Process Design Package Engineering and the license for its olefin production and recovery technology. Lummus Technology's proprietary ethylene steam cracking process is the most widely-applied process for the production of polymer-grade ethylene, representing approximately 40 percent of the world's capacity.

The project is the largest ethylene integration project in the world. Located near Russia's shores at the Gulf of Finland, the natural gas processing chemical plant will be comprised of two ethylene cracking facilities, each with an annual capacity of 1.4 million tons.

The extended basic engineering work will primarily be executed from McDermott's downstream Centers of Excellence in The Hague and Brno, Czech Republic.

Work on the project will begin immediately and the contract award will be reflected in McDermott's fourth quarter 2019 backlog.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Fri, 29 Nov 2019
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