Engineering and Construction

US ethane cracker construction costs rise a further 1% in Q4 2016

Feb 3, 2017

Total project cost estimates for a typical 1.5 million ton-per-annum (mtpa) ethane cracker on the U.S. Gulf Coast rose by $14.2 million (0.7%) to $2.1 billion in the period September-December, according to Petrochemical Update’s U.S. Ethylene Plant...

New year to bring peak in first wave of US ethane cracker construction, clarity on next wave

Jan 17, 2017

Two thousand and seventeen will not only mark the peak of the first wave of U.S. ethane cracker construction, but will also be the year in which decisions are made on the anticipated second wave of construction.

Two years the minimum to plan integration of large turnarounds with capital projects

Dec 9, 2016

An absolute minimum of 24 months is needed to plan for integration of large turnarounds with capital projects, agreed a panel of experts at Petrochemical Update’s Refining, Engineering & Construction conference in Houston.

Gulf Coast craft labor hours forecast to peak in 2018

Nov 25, 2016

Craft labor hours for industrial construction on the Gulf Coast will peak during 2018 and not next year as previously thought, according to Industrial Info Resources’ Tony Salemme.

Construction sector urged to go more granular in benchmarking of project costs

Nov 25, 2016

The construction sector must harness the power of benchmarking if it is to end a decade of stagnant productivity, according to the manager of capital-projects consulting at petroleum and chemicals advisory AP-Networks.