Wood has secured a new contract with INEOS for its landmark project to build a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and the first ethane gas cracker in Europe for 20 years.

Wood has been appointed program management partner for the duration of the project and will oversee the execution of the new petrochemicals complex, situated in Antwerp, Belgium.

Effective immediately, the contract will be delivered by the company’s multi-disciplinary capital projects team based in Reading, UK and at the site in Antwerp.

Dave Stewart, CEO of Wood’s Asset Solutions business in Europe, Africa, Asia & Australia, comments: “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.

“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.”