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ASCENT picks Technip technology license for ethane cracker
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Nov '14
Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise (ASCENT) has chosen Technip’s proprietary ethylene technology and process design package (PDP) for a proposed world-class grassroots ethane cracker complex.

The complex which is currently being evaluated by Odebrecht and Braskem will be located in Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA.

This cracker will produce ethylene to be used in polyethylene plants, using ethane from shale gas.

Technip’s said its operating centers in US and Italy, will execute this initial project phase.

“We are pleased to reinforce our long-term relationship with Odebrecht and Braskem by providing a leading technology and PDP for this world-scale cracker, Stan Knez, Sr VP of Technip Stone & Webster Process Technology said.

“As the largest ethylene licensor and contractor, Technip looks forward to bringing its experience to this important project in the Appalachian region,” he informed.

Technip, in a joint venture with Odebrecht and ICA Fluor, is also providing engineering, procurement and construction services for the Etileno XXI petrochemical complex in Mexico, which is being built by Braskem-IDESA and is expected to be commissioned in 2015.

Present in 48 countries, Technip has state-of-the-art industrial assets on all continents and operates a fleet of specialized vessels for pipeline installation and subsea construction. (AR)

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