Zachry awarded Chevron Phillips Chemical Company’s Polyethylene Project with partner, Technip
Gulf Coast Partners, a partnership of Zachry Industrial, Inc. and Technip, has been selected to design and build two Polyethylene plants in Old Ocean, Texas for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical) as a part of the company’s U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemical Project.
The scope of work includes Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services to install two, 500,000 MTA (metric tons per annum) Polyethylene plants. The two new units will be built adjacent to the existing Chevron Phillips Chemical facility at Old Ocean. Design began in September and on-site mobilization is targeted for the first quarter of 2014.
"We have enjoyed a very successful presence at the existing Old Ocean facility for more than 15 years and are excited to have this opportunity to expand our relationship with Chevron Phillips Chemical and our presence in the local area," Steve Dedman, Zachry senior vice president said. "We know how important this project is to our customer and we look forward to combining our capabilities with those of our partner and customer to deliver a successful project characterized by its safety, quality and predictability."
During the construction phase of the project, the peak staffing level is expected to approach 1,300 employees. Zachry will continue its practice of hiring former Zachry employees and local talent from the region and continue to build on its long history of community investment, creating meaningful volunteer opportunities that deliver a durable and purposeful impact in the region.