WorleyParsons gains contract from chemical firm LyondellBasell


South American engineering firm WorleyParsons has secured an integrated project management team (IPMT) contract from LyondellBasell, a global chemical and refining company.

LyondellBasell plans to construct a propylene oxide and tertiary butyl alcohol (PO/TBA) plant in Channelview and Pasadena, Texas.

The PO/TBA project in Texas is the largest single capital development project taken up by LyondellBasell with an annual capacity of 1 billion pounds of PO and 2 billion pounds of TBA.

"The PO/TBA project in Texas is the largest single capital development project taken up by LyondellBasell."

WorleyParsons Americas regional managing director Chris Parker said: “WorleyParsons is very pleased to be the chosen IPMT for this world-scale project.

“As a leading project delivery service provider in the United States, we will provide a full range of our proven project management expertise and bring a strong collaborative culture to the IPMT, as well as our technical know-how and project delivery systems to ensure that the PO/TBA project will be executed successfully.

“We look forward to building a lasting and mutually beneficial relationship with LyondellBasell.”

As per the agreement, WorleyParsons will work with LyondellBasell and assist the company in managing front-end engineering design (FEED) that started recently.