Fluor wins $1bn acetyls contract

Saudi International Petrochemical has selected Fluor to provide engineering, procurement, construction management and pre-commissioning services for an acetyls complex in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

The project scope includes the main plant, which will manufacture acetic acid and vinyl acetate monomer, a high-end specialty plastic for clients, and a new utilities plant.

The contract, worth $1bn, was booked in the first quarter of 2007. Construction began this month with a target completion date of December 2008.

Fluor’s Calgary office will provide project management, procurement and design of the vinyl acetate monomer and utilities plants. Its South Carolina office will provide acetic acid plant design, and its New Delhi office will provide detailed engineering.