MONTREAL—SNC-Lavalin has announced that a consortium in which it is a partner has been awarded an engineering/procurement/construction contract to supply NOVA Chemicals with two gas cracking furnaces.
Its partner in the consortium is TechnipFMC, a March 8 media statement said.
The award supports the recently announced third phase of the conversion and expansion of NOVA’s Corunna cracker in southwestern Ontario. The project is expected to increase the unit’s current ethylene capacity by more than 50 per cent and is linked to the construction of a new polyethylene facility being developed by NOVA.
Prior to the contract award, TechnipFMC provided the associated process technology under a separate licensing agreement with NOVA. Both TechnipFMC and SNC-Lavalin supported NOVA in the front-end engineering development for the gas cracking furnaces, the statement explains.
Under the agreement, TechnipFMC will have primary responsibility for the detailed engineering and procurement aspects of the work, while SNC-Lavalin will be responsible for the modular fabrication, erection, construction and pre-commissioning of the work.
“We are pleased to be awarded this project which will expand our ongoing and successful working relationship with NOVA Chemicals,” said Kevin Dell, a senior vice-president with SNC-Lavalin. “Our downstream capabilities are well regarded in Canada and this segment of the market is seeing growing demand. This award reinforces our reputation for delivering gas cracking furnaces within Canada.”