Global Processing

Technip awarded FEED contract for Dow’s new ethylene plant

October 29, 2012

FREEPORT, Texas — Dow chemical has awarded engineering firm Technip a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for its new ethylene production plant to be located in Freeport, Texas.

The new facility will be based on low-cost ethane feedstock. The products from the new plant will be utilized for Dow’s downstream facilities in the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana.

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“We are proud to have earned the confidence of The Dow Chemical Company in Technip’s experience and capabilities in the design and engineering of complete ethylene plants,” said Nello Uccelletti, Technip’s Senior Vice President Onshore. “This is the fourth new grassroots ethylene plant of The Dow Chemical Company worldwide that has been awarded back-to-back to Technip in the last 10 years for providing FEED services. This contract will be based on Technip’s state-of-the-art proprietary technology, part of its portfolio of technologies recently expanded by the acquisition of Stone & Webster process technologies and associated oil and gas engineering capabilities.”