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Shaw Awarded Technology License and Design Contract for CPChem's New Ethane Cracker

8:45 AM MST | December 14, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

The Shaw Group says it has been awarded a contract by Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) to license its proprietary technology and provide a process design package for CPChem’s planned 1.5-million m.t./year grassroots ethylene plant. CPChem announced today the plant will be located at its existing Cedar Bayou complex in Baytown, TX. Shaw says the plant will be designed to use economical supplies of ethane feedstock derived from increased shale gas production. The undisclosed value of the contract will be included in Shaw’s energy and chemicals...

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