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Bolivia advances petchem project with study award

4:41 AM MST | December 14, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB; La Paz, Bolivia) has awarded a conceptual engineering study to Tecnimont for an ethylene and polyethylene (PE) manufacturing complex planned in the south of Bolivia. YPFB originally selected Tecnimont for the project in October this year. The study is due for completion in the first half of 2013. The study will cover topographical, geotechnical, technological, feedstock, and markets aspects of the planned project.   The complex is expected to be built at Gran Chaco, use ethane feedstock, and produce...

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