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Sipchem awards contract to eTEC for Diol debottlenecking project

2:10 AM MDT | July 15, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khubar) has awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to eTEC E&C (Seoul) to debottleneck and improve the efficiency and reliability of the complex operated by Sipchem’s subsidiary International Diol Co. (IDC). IDC, a joint venture with Huntsman and Davy Process Technology, produces butanediol, tetrahydrofuran, and gamma-butyrolactone.  The project cost for construction and licensing is 393 million Saudi riyals ($104.8 million). Completion is targeted for the fourth...

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