EPC Contract For Mitsubishi

MHI receives order for U.S. large-scale polyethylene plant project for ExxonMobil Chemical

Posted on June 27, 2014

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America Inc. (MHIA), a fully owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI), has received an order from ExxonMobil Chemical Co. (ExxonMobil) for two large-scale polyethylene (PE) plant lines with a combined production capacity of 1.17 million tonnes/yr.

The PE plant on order is to be constructed on a site adjacent to ExxonMobil's existing plant near Houston, Texas, U.S.A. MHI previously received an order to provide engineering design, land preparation work, etc. at the site. The latest contract covers engineering, procurement and construction (EPC).

The new contract includes two PE plant lines – each having a production capacity of 590 000 tonnes/yr – consisting of reaction equipment as well as finishing, packaging and shipping equipment. It also includes the construction of utility facilities for water, air and steam.

The PE plant project is part of a multibillion-dollar project of an ExxonMobil expansion project to increase a capacity of its existing complex, the company said. ExxonMobil estimates that the project including the PE expansion will create 10 000 area jobs during its construction and will create about US$870 million of economic activity annually once it's up and running.