The launch of a landmark EPC project in Texas

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Thomas Grell
President of Renewable Energy and Power

Gulf Coast Growth Ventures, a joint venture between Exxon Mobil and SABIC, announced today it is to proceed with construction of a world-class plastics manufacturing facility along the US Gulf Coast.

Under a five-year contract, we will deliver the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for key infrastructure to support the multibillion-dollar plastics facility, including a world-class ethane steam cracker unit, feeding a monoethylene glycol unit and two polyethylene units.

This is a strategic and significant contract to Wood. We have invested significantly in establishing best in class EPC services and in developing our chemicals expertise. This contract serves to underline the return on that investment.  We understand the needs of our client on this mega project and are committed to delivering excellence.

The contract, which is already underway, is one of the largest contracts in Wood’s Americas business, and will see around 1100 employees deployed during peak construction. Wood’s project team has already achieved two million safe man hours on the project – an amazing illustration of keeping safety at the heart of what we do.

Located in San Patricio County in Texas, ground-breaking later this year, the project is scheduled for completion late 2021.

The plant will produce materials used in the manufacture of clothing, plastic water bottles, plastic containers, packaging, agricultural film, and building and construction materials.

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