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Petchems owners urged to plan for modular projects in FEED stage

Jan 31, 2016

Petrochemical and refinery companies looking to modularize parts of their construction projects must develop a modular strategy very early in the project cycle and fully understand how modularization fits their project goals if they are to meet their budgets...

Plant builders use design-stage data tools to offset impact of tight skills market

Sep 30, 2015

Design-stage innovations such as three-dimensional isometric projections delivering extra detail to field craft are improving schedule performances and reducing the cost of major US capital projects, according to John Fish, director - Project Support Services...

US Gulf Coast growth tests port tank capacity, local transport links

Jun 25, 2015

The busy Port of Houston expects at least 270,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of new plastics export business to develop between 2016 and 2019 as new petrochemicals capacity comes online.

US EPC contracts focus on cost coverage as resources tighten

May 22, 2015

The heated downstream construction market will drive more petrochemical owners on the US Gulf Coast to shift from pure fixed-cost, lump-sum contracting to more cost-reimbursable and conversion strategies, according to Jeff Patterson, NAA/LAA Engineering...