America's Fluor wins Dutch EPC contract from Saudi Arabia's Sabic

Work on the 14-month recommissioning contract for Sabic's PPE plant in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands, began in January

Sabic has awarded Fluor an EPC contract for a recommissioning project in the Netherlands.
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Sabic has awarded Fluor an EPC contract for a recommissioning project in the Netherlands.

Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corp (Sabic) has awarded Texas, US-headquartered Fluor Corporation an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) management services contract for a chemicals plant in the Netherlands.

The Irving-based contractor said the deal covers the recommissioning of Sabic’s polyphenylene ether (PPE) resin plant in Bergen op Zoom. Fluor added that it will book the undisclosed contract value in Q1 2019.

Work on the 14-month contract began in January 2019, led by Fluor’s Bergen op Zoom office. It will be supported by Fluor’s Cebu office in the Philippines.

Sabic announced the project last year in response to what Fluor described as “high global customer demand” for its Noryl resins, based on PPE resin technology. Noryl resins are Sabic’s family of modified compounds.

Fluor said the recommissioning of the Bergen op Zoom PPE resin facility will provide customers with a “second source of Noryl resins globally”.

READ: Saudi's Sabic posts $6bn income in 2018 despite Q4 profit drop

The contract also “affirms Sabic’s commitment to the European market and global customers who specify their Noryl resin material needs from Europe”, Fluor added.

Speaking on the news, Simon Nottingham, president of Fluor’s energy and chemicals business in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, said: “Fluor’s proven track record in brownfield projects and construction-driven execution will minimise disruption at this complex operations site and provide cost and schedule certainty.”

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