KAZAKHSTAN: Petrofac, Linde & GS receive contract for integrated petrochemical complex

In the USD 77-million first phase of the contract, Petrofac will lead the consortium to undertake engineering work on an Open Book Estimate.

Subject to satisfactory conclusion and successful conversion of the contract, the project is expected to move into a second phase, valued at more than USD 3.5-billion, for a polyethylene (PE) plant comprised of two 400,000-t/y lines.

The eventual scope of the IPCI project will include the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of a gas plant, ethane cracker, gas pipelines, PE plants and associated utilities and offsites in the Tengiz and Karabatan areas, Petrofac explained.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 23 Sept 2013(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)