McDermott International, Inc. announced it has been awarded a technology contract from Baltic Chemical Company (BCC) and an Extended Basic Engineering (EBE) contract from China National Chemical Engineering No. 7 Construction Company Limited (CC7). The ethane cracking project is owned by Baltic Chemical Complex LLC, a subsidiary of RusGazDobycha.
The project is the largest ethylene integration project in the world. It sits near Russia’s shores at the Gulf of Finland, and the gas processing plant will be comprised of two ethylene cracking facilities, each with an annual capacity of 1.4 million tons. Work on the project will begin immediately and the contract award will be a part of McDermott’s 4Q 2019 backlog.
McDermott’s Lummus Technology will provide the Process Design Package Engineering and the license for its olefin production and recovery technology.
Lummus Technology’s proprietary ethylene steam cracking process is the most widely applied process for the production of polymer-grade ethylene, representing approximately 40 percent of the world’s capacity.
McDermott is excited to be selected for two world-scale ethylene plants by BCC and bring our reliable, high-yield and energy-efficient steam cracking technology to a project that has so much visibility in the petrochemicals industry.
The extended basic engineering work will be executed from McDermott’s downstream Centers of Excellence in The Hague and Brno, Czech Republic.