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BASF Fina JV Awards Cracker Furnace Contract to Selas

5:50 AM MST | January 27, 2012

BASF Fina Petrochemicals, a 60-40 joint venture between BASF Corp. and Total Petrochemicals, has awarded a contract to Selas Fluid Processing Corp., a Linde Engineering subsidiary, for a cracking furnace. The furnace will be installed at the jv’s Port Arthur, TX olefins facility. The furnace will make the plant more flexible—allowing it to crack ethane, naphtha, and/or liquefied petroleum gas—and it will increase the plant’s capacity. The olefins plant is designed to produce 2 billion lbs/year of ethylene and 1.8 billion lbs/year of propylene. BASF Corp...

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