$165 million Polish revamp

ABB has won a $165 million contract from PKN Orlen to expand the company’s ethylene cracker plant in Poland.

ABB has won a $165 million contract from PKN Orlen to expand the company’s ethylene cracker plant in Poland – a project that will substantially increase the country’s ethylene and propylene production.

Under the terms of the contract, ABB will revamp the 21 year old plant, the largest of its kind in Europe, which is located in Plock, approximately 100 kilometres from Warsaw.

PKN’s ethylene production will be increased from 360,000 metric tons per annum (MTA) to 660,000 MTA and propylene production from 130,000 MTA to 315,000 MTA.

The new plant will be designed in at ABB’s offices in Germany, and the local work will fall to a combined team of ABB engineers and local contractors in Poland.

The work is slated for completion at the end of 2004.