Dow Chemical Freeport, Texas
Dow Chemical's Freeport, Texas, operations. Photo courtesy Dow Chemical Co.

Dow Chemical Co. has awarded a major contract to engineering construction company Fluor Corp. to execute a significant portion of its U.S. Gulf Coast investments.

Fluor will be involved in the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a propane dehydrogenation unit, an ethane cracker and associated power, utilities and infrastructure facility upgrades to support each unit. The facilities will be constructed in Dow's Oyster Creek facility in Freeport, Texas.

Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value into backlog in the first quarter of 2013.

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“Fluor has had a strong and long-standing relationship with Dow, supporting some of the industry's most challenging and innovative projects,” said Peter Oosterveer, president of Fluor's Energy & Chemicals Group. “This is a significant endeavor by Dow to process hydrocarbons from the domestic shale formations, and we are pleased to continue our support of their efforts.”