McDermott engaged for next phase of ethane cracking project in Russia

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McDermott International has been awarded the next phase of an ethane cracking project in Russia from China National Chemical Engineering & Construction Corporation Seven (CC7).

Last year, McDermott won a contract for the extended basic engineering on the petrochemical project. The same has been now expanded to cover the provision of the engineering and procurement early works package for all schedule critical equipment.

According to McDermott, the project is the world’s largest ethylene integration project.

The natural gas processing chemical plant, which is owned by Baltic Chemical Plant (BCP) is located near Russian shores at the Gulf of Finland. It will be made up of a couple of ethylene cracking trains with each of them having a capacity of 1.4 million tons per year.

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Tareq Kawash – McDermott Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, commenting on the Russsian ethane cracking project contract, said: “The expansion of this award is a direct result of our execution performance to date and we will continue to drive excellent results to support CC7 and BCP in the development of this world-class project.

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“From concept design to commissioning and start-up, McDermott is uniquely positioned to execute fully integrated ethylene projects.”

McDermott wins contract extension for ethane cracking project in Russia

McDermott wins contract extension for ethane cracking project in Russia. Photo courtesy of RENE RAUSCHENBERGER from Pixabay.

McDermott won the contract for the ethane cracking project in Russia in 2019

Previously, Lummus Technology won the process design package engineering contract for the ethane cracking project in Russia and also the license for its olefin production and recovery technology.

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In June 2020, McDermott wrapped up the sale of Lummus Technology to a joint partnership of Haldia Petrochemicals of The Chatterjee Group and Rhône Capital.

Currently, McDermott and Lummus are jointly working on projects via an agreement that makes use of their respective strengths for customers.

McDermott said that the early works package for the ethane cracking project in Russia will be carried out from its offices in The Hague, the Netherlands and also in Brno, Czech Republic.

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