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McDermott Awarded EBE, BCC ethylene technology Deals for Two Ethylene Crackers

McDermott International, Inc. declared it had been awarded a *sizeable technology contract from Baltic Chemical Firm (BCC) and a *sizeable Extended Basic Engineering (EBE) contract from China Nationwide Chemical Engineering No. 7 Construction Company Limited (CC7). The ethane cracking venture is owned by Baltic Chemical Complex LLC, a unit of RusGazDobycha.

McDermott’s Lummus Technology will present both the Process Design Package (PDP) Engineering and the license for its olefin production and restoration technology. Lummus Expertise’s proprietary ethylene steam cracking process is probably the most broadly-applied course for the production of polymer-grade ethylene, representing roughly 40% of the world’s capability.

The venture is the biggest ethylene integration initiative on Earth. Situated near Russia’s shores at the Gulf of Finland, the natural gas processing chemical plant can be comprised of two ethylene cracking centers, both with an annual capacity of 1.4 million tons.

McDermott has previously partnered with CC7 on the Afipsky Hydrocracker challenge and the continuing Lukoil Delayed Coker Unit project.

The prolonged essential engineering work will primarily be executed from McDermott’s downstream Centers of Excellence in The Hague and Brno, Czech Republic.

Work on the initiative will start immediately, and the contract award shall be reflected in McDermott’s fourth quarter 2019 backlog.

McDermott’s Lummus Technology is the number one licensor of proprietary petrochemicals, refining, gasification, and fuel processing technologies and a provider of proprietary catalysts and associated engineering. With a heritage spanning over a century, encompassing roughly 3,400 patents and patent applications, Lummus Expertise provides one of the industry’s most diversified know-how portfolios to the hydrocarbon processing industry.


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