$620MM Texas Petchems Project Gets Green Light



$620MM Texas Petchems Project Gets Green Light
Pictured is a rendering of the alkylate facility Clough is building in Pasadena, Texas. IMAGE SOURCE: Clough

The engineering and construction firm Clough reported Friday that it has received a full notice to proceed (NTP) on the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning (EPCC) and start-up contract for a petrochemicals facility in Pasadena, Texas.

The $620 million project includes a 28,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) alkylate facility comprising a new ethylene dimerization unit and a new alkylation unit to produce high-octane alkylate for sale into the gasoline blending market, Australia-based Clough noted in a written statement emailed to Rigzone.

“We are extremely proud to be part of this exciting project,” Clough CEO and Managing Director Peter Bennett stated. “This project marks our first major award for our newly established U.S. office and underlines our position as a trusted EPCC partner in the Gulf Coast and greater North American markets.”

Clough gained a foothold in North America earlier this year by acquiring Saulsbury Industries’ Gulf Coast downstream and chemical business and its Houston-based engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) portfolio.

“This project compliments our ability to take a project from the front-end engineering phase through to plant start-up,” continued Bennett. “Our locally based team of engineering, project management, construction and commissioning experts bring innovative project delivery solutions to the energy and infrastructure markets, all backed by a 100-year global history that reinforces our ability to delivery safe and efficient operations while maximizing project value.”

Clough did not identify its client for the project, which it first announced in August of this year. However, earlier this week Rigzone reported that Next Wave Energy Partners, LP took a favorable final investment decision to build a 28,000-bpd alkylation facility in Pasadena.

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