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Fluor Completes Work on Equate's Expansion

8:36 AM MDT | August 27, 2009 | Natasha Alperowicz

Fluor Corp. says it has completed work on Olefins II, an expansion of Equate's existing complex at Shuaiba, Kuwait. Equate is a joint venture between Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC; Kuwait City), Dow Chemical, and the local Bubyan Petrochemical and Qurain Petrochemical Industries. The project included an ethane cracker designed to produce 850,000 m.t./year of ethylene; a 600,000-m.t./year ethylene glycol (EG) plant; and a 450,000-m.t./year ethylbenzene/styrene (EBSM) facility. An expansion by 225,000 m.t./year of the existing polyethylene (PE) unit, also...

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