Fluor chosen for JG Summit’s petrochem project expansion

IRVING, Texas-based Fluor Corp. announced last week it was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract for the utilities, offsites and infrastructure scope of work for JG Summit’s petrochemical complex expansion in Batangas City. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the third quarter of 2017.

“JG Summit is the sole cracker operator in the Philippines, and we are pleased to support their expansion program,” Ken Choudhary, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business for the Asia-Pacific region, was quoted in a statement as saying. “This award is significant for Fluor as we further expand in the growing Asia-Pacific market.”

In addition to its EPCM scope for utilities, offsites and infrastructure, Fluor is providing program-management services for the project. The project will primarily increase JG Summit’s ethylene production by 160,000 tons per year and its propylene production by 50,000 tons per year. The project also includes new and expanded downstream units.  The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

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