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CB&I awarded $1-billion contract for OxyChem-Mexichem cracker

5:07 AM MST | December 2, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Ingleside Ethylene, the recently formed 50-50 joint venture between OxyChem, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum; and Mexichem, today announced that CB&I was awarded the approximately $1-billion engineering and construction contract to build a previously announced steam cracker at Ingleside, TX. CB&I earllier completed front-end engineering and design work for the 1.2-billion lbs/year ethylene plant, which will be located at OxyChem’s complex there. CB&I's Technology operating group will provide its proprietary cracking heaters for...

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