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Wood Group to build petrochemical cracker for INEOS



Wood Group PLC has been awarded a contract by INEOS for a landmark propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit and ethane cracker in Antwerp, Belgium.

Wood Group's experienced team will manage the PDH unit and ethane cracker throughout the duration of the project
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This will be the first ethane gas cracker to be built in Europe for 20 years.

Under the contract, Wood has been appointed program manager for the duration of the project, effectively immediately. The company has selected a multi-disciplinary capital projects team to oversee the execution of the entire petrochemicals plant from their Reading, UK headquarters as well as on site in Antwerp.

“We are delighted to support INEOS as part of an integrated project management partnership to deliver this strategically important development for the European petrochemicals industry,” said Dave Stewart, CEO of Wood’s Asset Solutions business in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

“We will bring our renowned project management capability in delivering large-scale capital projects and extensive track record of providing engineering, procurement and construction services globally, to this contract.

“This award adds to our downstream portfolio in the region and highlights our commitment to growing our petrochemicals business by utilising our wealth of engineering and operational expertise to help customers design, build, run and improve refining and chemical plants.”

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