A joint venture with a history of producing on-time and on-budget for important engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects have been picked to develop an ethylene terminal facility in the United States. Black & Veatch and JV partner PCL Industrial Construction Co. – together known as BPC – were picked by Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and Navigator Holdings Ltd. to provide full EPC services for their new ethylene export facility on the Texas Gulf Coast. On accelerated schedule, JV undertook to deliver on-time and on-budget to help the client meet rising global demand.
Ethylene, a by-product of natural gas processing, is important to the production of plastic and other chemicals. Located on the Houston Ship Channel at Enterprise’s Morgan’s Point location, the ethylene terminal will have a capacity to export approximately 2.2bn pounds of ethylene per year. Commercial operations are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2019.
The Morgan’s Point project continues the Black & Veatch/PCL joint-venture work under the BPC banner. This will be the third award for the joint venture. To date the JV has performed over 4,500,000 work hours with zero lost-time incidents.