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KBR awarded FEED contract for Ineos-Sasol Gulf Coast HDPE plant

2:41 PM MDT | July 29, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

KBR has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by Ineos’s olefins and polymers USA segment to build “one of the largest grassroots” high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plants in North America, KBR announced today. The facility, a joint venture between Sasol and Ineos that was announced last week, will produce 470,000 m.t./year of bimodal HDPE using Ineos’s Innovene S process technology. Capacity costs were not disclosed. The specific location of the facility has not been determined, though it is expected to be in the...

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