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Technip awarded contracts for Westlake’s ethylene plant expansion in Kentucky

7:10 AM MST | January 29, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Technip says it has been awarded engineering and procurement contracts by Westlake Chemical for the previously announced expansion and modernization of the ethylene cracking furnaces, and the recovery section of Westlake’s ethylene plant at Calvert City, KY. The ethylene production capacity will be increased from 450 million lb/year to 630 million lb/year, and will use ethane feedstock instead of propane as per the original design, Technip says. Technip’s operating center at Claremont, CA, will execute the work. Westlake says the ethylene expansion...

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