Fluor has been selected for largest-ever plant investment by LyondellBasell

fluor-atyrau-copyAccording to a company press release, Fluor Corporation announced today that it was selected by LyondellBasell to perform the engineering and procurement for its propylene oxide and tertiary butyl alcohol project located at its Channelview and Bayport complexes outside of Houston. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value into backlog in the third quarter of 2017.
The project represents the single-largest capital investment in LyondellBasell’s history. When completed, the plant will produce 4.5 million tonnes per year of PO and 10 million tonnes per year of TBA. At the peak of construction, the project is expected to create up to 2,500 jobs and approximately 160 permanent positions when operational.
PO is a building block of many everyday products, including bedding, furniture, carpeting, coatings, building materials and adhesives. The TBA will be converted to fuel additives that help gasoline burn cleaner and reduce automobile emissions.
LyondellBasell is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world and has world-leading PO/TBA technology. Fluor has participated in the project since the commencement of front-end engineering and design in 2015. Project completion is expected in 2021.