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McDermott wins contracts for two ethylene crackers in Russia

McDermott International has bagged a technology contract from Baltic Chemical Company (BCC) and an extended basic engineering (EBE) contract from China National Chemical Engineering No. 7 Construction Company (CC7) in Russia for a couple of ethylene crackers.

The ethane cracking project is owned by Baltic Chemical Complex, which is a subsidiary of RusGazDobycha.

Under the contract, McDermott’s Lummus Technology will offer the process design package (PDP) engineering and the license for its olefin production and recovery technology.

Lummus Technology’s ethylene steam cracking process is claimed to be the most commonly-applied process for the production of polymer-grade ethylene, representing nearly 40% of the world’s capacity.

McDermott wins contracts for two ethylene crackers in Russia

McDermott wins contracts for two ethylene crackers in Russia. Photo courtesy of Harry Stilianou from Pixabay.

Leon de Bruyn – Senior Vice President at Lummus Technology said: “Lummus Technology has been present in Russia for many years where we have been—and will continue to be—a reliable partner to our many clients here.

“We are excited to be selected for two world-scale ethylene plants by BCC and bring our reliable, high-yield and energy-efficient steam cracking technology to a project that has so much visibility in the petrochemicals industry.”

Considered to be the largest ethylene integration project in the world, the project is located near Russian shores at the Gulf of Finland. The natural gas processing chemical plant will be made up of two ethylene cracking facilities, each having an annual capacity of 1.4 million tons.

Tareq Kawash – McDermott Senior Vice President for Europe, Africa, Russia and Caspian said: “McDermott’s end-to-end infrastructure and technology solutions are an important differentiator for operators in Russia.

“The potential future pull-through opportunities related to the Lummus Technology portfolio make us uniquely positioned to execute this phase and future phases of the project.”

McDermott had partnered with CC7 in the past on the Afipsky Hydrocracker project and the Lukoil Delayed Coker Unit project, which is in progress.

The company said that the extended basic engineering work will mainly be carried out from its downstream Centers of Excellence located in The Hague and Brno in Czech Republic.

McDermott will start work on the project immediately and the contract award will be reflected in its Q4 2019 backlog.

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