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Shell moves US cracker project to FEED, selects contractors

8:51 AM MDT | October 8, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Shell Chemicals is looking to move to the front-end engineering design (FEED) stage early next year on its previously announced ethane cracker project at Monaca, PA, Graham van’t Hoff, executive v.p./chemicals, tells CW. He was speaking on the sidelines of a recent Cefic general assembly meeting at Munich. The company has selected the Linde/Bechtel alliance for the FEED stage of the project, which will be designed to produce 1.5 million m.t./year of ethylene, including Linde’s olefins technology, CW has learned. The alliance competed...

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