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... Awarded Cracker Furnaces Deal in Thailand

1:37 PM MDT | January 10, 2007 | Ian Young and Natasha Alperowicz

Technip says it has been awarded a contract by Map Ta Phut Olefins, a joint venture between Siam Cement and Dow Chemical, to build the furnaces section of a previously announced steam cracker planned at Map Ta Phut, Thailand. The $150-million, lump-sum turnkey contract covers basic and detailed engineering, procurement and supply of materials, construction, precommissioning, and training of personnel. The cracker will have capacity to produce 900,000 m.t./year of ethylene and 800,000 m.t./year of propylene, and is due to start operating in 2010. Dow will have a...

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