Petrochemicals Capability & Experience



From mega projects in challenging and remote locations, to the smallest improvement project next door, WorleyParsons has the capability to support our customers as their projects are defined, developed, executed, and operated.

WorleyParsons’ petrochemicals experience ranges from acrylic acid to xylene. Our worldwide presence allows us to provide global capability combined with local delivery to meet the specific needs of our customers through a wide variety of project delivery services.
As a technology-neutral leader with specialists and technologists in petrochemicals, WorleyParsons provides services to our customers beginning with opportunity identification and project development through detailed design, construction, startup, and operations. Our experience includes all the major olefin, polyolefin, and other process licensors. WorleyParsons provides total solutions to the petrochemical industry. In providing these services, our customers can be assured that:
• All available options are considered.
• The chosen solution will support the ultimate business objective.
• Solutions are managed with responsibility and accountability.
• A clear focus is maintained on critical issues such as sustainability, HSE, budget, schedule, quality, operating reliability, and technical integrity.

600 + projects in 30 countries on 6 continents
40 + types of chemicals and petrochemicals


Olefins page 8
In the last 10 years, WorleyParsons has been engaged in the development of 12 newworld-scale olefins complexes in six countries on three continents. Feedstocks range from ethane to heavy naphtha. The projects have included conventional crackers and propane dehydrogenation for “on purpose” propylene. Our staff is very experienced with technology provided by all the major licensors.

Polymers page 10
Our polymers project experience includes polyethylene (HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE);
polypropylene (homopolymer, random and impact copolymer); polystyrene;  polymethylmethacrylate, and nylon. As a technology-neutral consultant, we have assisted in evaluating most of the commercially offered technologies.

Aromatics & Derivatives page 12
Critical to the value chain, aromatics and derivative projects make up a substantial
portion of our project experience, including one of the largest ethlybenzene (EB)/
styrene units ever built. Other experience includes aromatics recovery and processing in
stand-alone projects or undertaken as part of various olefins projects, plus linear alkyl
benzene.

Specialty and Derivative Chemicals page 12
WorleyParsons has substantial experience with technologies such as linear alpha olefins, acetic and acrylic acid, methyl methacrylate, acrylonitrile, and others from multiple technology providers. We specialize in efficiently and reliably integrating these units into a larger complex.

Mega Projects — PMC page 16
WorleyParsons is a global leader in providing program management consulting (PMC) services for our customers. Projects can range in size from a few million to mega projects, valued in the billions of US dollars. PMC assignments may include FEED and EPC for selected process units or utilities and offsites (U&O). U&O optimization is an important, highly developed skill set of our design teams.

Gasification to Syngas page 18
Gasification units can play a key role in providing power and steam to a  petrochemical site. In some cases, the syngas production has value for chemical production or H2 supply. WorleyParsons has global experience in designing these facilities, and we keep current on industry developments through contact with public and private organizations (US DOE, Gasification Council)..

Syngas to Chemicals page 20
In many parts of the world, traditional feedstocks for petrochemicals are scarce or being depleted. In addition, a focus on reducing carbon emissions has placed emphasis on alternative sources of everyday materials. In addition to coal and pet coke, biological sources are assuming a role in producing traditional products such as ammonia/urea or methanol to olefins from syngas. WorleyParsons is very active in this development of products traditionally produced from hydrocarbon sources.

Licensor Selection page 22
During the development phase of a project, WorleyParsons can contribute significantly in final licensor selection. Our experience can help assure that all aspects of a selection, such as sustainability, subtle environmental, energy, or operating impacts of each licensor are considered in selecting a process. In projects involving multiple units, evaluation of unit and utility integration during this phase is critical to project success.

Olefins
Our technology-neutral teams assist with project scope and product definition, licensor selection, site integration, and optimization of utilities and offsites. Our experience includes all the major technology providers.
Whether our customers have an existing unit that requires revamping or a grass roots, world-scale cracker that is the center piece of a mega project, WorleyParsons has the special know-how and experience to make the enterprise a success. Our team brings a unique blend of technical, managerial, and olefins unit operating experience that is unsurpassed in our industry.
For a new unit, we can manage licensor selection by defining the capability required from the unit, soliciting proposals from olefins licensors, and critically evaluating the licensor proposal. For some of our customers, we develop a detailed “duty spec” and supporting technical and commercial requirements for a lump sum EPC bid and contract. For a revamp, we will help our customer achieve the improved performance and sustainability objectives by working with a licensor, if appropriate, to assure that the project is a success. Recent projects involved energy improvements and shifting of feedstock, currently a special focus in North America.
WorleyParsons has developed olefins projects in multiple locations around the world, ranging from arid regions of the Middle East to semi-tropical locations in Latin America. Our local presence and global capability assures that we can provide services to the customer that meet their needs nor matter where the facility may be located. WorleyParsons’ global specialists are constantly in contact with each other through our petrochemical network and can quickly deliver needed expertise anywhere in the world.

12 major olefins grass roots and revamp projects in the last 10 years
12,450 KTA ethylene capacity in projects executed


Project Olefins Plant 3 (OP-3)
Customer Petrokemya
Project Location Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Phases
WorleyParsons provided engineering, procurement, expediting, logistics, offshore inspection,
construction planning, construction management, and other onshore services for the Olefins III Project, consisting of a grass roots ethylene/propylene production facility constructed within the existing Arabian Petrochemical Company (Petrokemya) Plant located in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia. Facilities included ethylene (800,000 MTPY), propylene (480,000 MTPY), benzene (118,450 MTPY), offsites and utilities, tie-ins to existing Olefins I and II plants, and ethylene and propylene storage facilities.

Project JCP Project - Petrochemical Complex
Customer Saudi Chevron Phillips
Project Location Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Phases
The USD 1.5 billion Chevron Phillips Petrochemical Complex at Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia is based on Saudi Aramco natural gasoline as feedstock. The complex produces styrene monomer, propylene, mogas, and cyclo-hexane. The facilities include the world’s largest single train styrene monomer plant (715 MTPY). As part of an integrated project management team (IPMT) WorleyParsons provided frontend engineering design, detailed design, and construction management. Global engineering and procurement activities were performed from eight locations worldwide with five different construction work sites. WorleyParsons served as the site utilities integrator on behalf of the owner.

Project Olefins and Polyolefins Complex
Customer Abu Dhabi Polymers (Borouge–ADNOC & Borealis JV)
Project Location Ruwais, United Arab Emirates
Phases
WorleyParsons provided program management consultancy (PMC) services for Borouge, also known as Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Ltd, a joint venture formed by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Borealis of Denmark. WorleyParsons’ scope included olefins unit licensor selection plus management of the FEED for the polyethylene units and marine facilities, as well as the evaluation, award, and management of two major EPC contracts. This USD $1.4 billion project was completed on schedule and under budget

Project PMC Project Services
Customer Propilsur
Project Location Jose, Estado Anzoategui, Venezuela
Phases 
This project includes integrated propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) units, plus
several outside site battery limits facilities including utilities, packaging, and buildings. The PDH unit is based on UOP’s Oleflex process technology. Based on Basell’s Spheripol process technology, the PP unit will produce 450 KTPY of homopolymers and random copolymers. The pelletized polypropylene product will be fed to a packaging area in preparation for sales to domestic and export markets.

Polymers

Polymers are the major end-products of the petrochemical value chain. WorleyParsons has significant capability in developing world-class polymer plants around the globe, from feasibility studies all the way through commissioning.

WorleyParsons works closely with a number of process licensors and has a wide range of experience in new construction, revamps, expansions, compounding, and finishing lines. Our ability to evaluate and work with diverse technologies on an unbiased
basis is one of our key strengths. We have helped our customers evaluate and select the suitable technology to meet the challenging market of polymers, leveraging WorleyParsons’ specialized global resources.
WorleyParsons has a long and successful history in providing a full range of project services. We undertake all types of polymers projects including, feasibility studies, large capital projects, expansions, revamps, and major grass roots installations. By combining our expertise in olefin and polymer projects, we provide a unique opportunity to enhance the synergy between these plants that generally form major portions of a Petrochemicals complex.
Having a truly global presence, WorleyParsons takes advantage of multidisciplinary specialists on any continent to provide a full range of engineering services for all major polymer technologies.

15 major polymers grass roots and revamp projects in the last 10 years
6000 KTA polymer capacity in projects executed

Project Jose Olefins Complex
Customer Polimerica
Project Location Jose, Anzoategui, Venezuela
Phases
WorleyParsons performed pre-FEED and program management for a new ethylene unit and three
different polyethylene units. Work scope included full front-end engineering design (FEED) for offsites and utilities work and preparing a ±10% estimate for the entire complex.

Project Singapore Parallel Train (SPT)
Customer ExxonMobil
Project Location Singapore (Jurong Island), Singapore
Phases
The overall project is a major ethylene complex in Singapore. Process units include: 1,000 MTPY
ethylene steam cracker, two 650 MTPY polyethylene units, 450 MTPY polypropylene unit, 300 MTPY
specialty elastomers unit, 340 MTPY benzene from an aromatics extraction unit, 125 MTPY  oxo-alcohol unit expansion, 80 MTPY paraxylene expansion, and 220 megawatt power cogeneration unit.

Project Kemya Petrochemical Complex
Customer Al-Jubail Petrochemical Company (Kemya)
Project Location Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Phases
WorleyParsons served as managing contractor for the project as part of an integrated program management team (IPMT). Project scope included licensor selection for the 700 KTA ethylene unit plus licensor and EPC contractor management for the olefins unit and a new 215 KTA LDPE unit. An existing LLDPE unit was extensively modified to increase capacity. FEED and detailed design for the modified and new utility and offsite facilities were also in scope. Multiple international locations were involved in the execution of the project.

Project Ibn Zahr Polypropylene II Project
Customer Saudi European Petrochemical Company (Ibn Zahr)
Project Location Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Phases
WorleyParsons executed detailed design, procurement, and construction management for the Ibn
Zahr Polypropylene II (PP-II) plant. Designed to produce homopolymer and random copolymer grades, a previous UOP design was upgraded to produce 320 KTA of product, a 23% increase, with no change to UOP proprietary equipment specifications. Integration with the existing PP-I unit and consideration for a future PP-III was included. Scope included the associated utility and offsites required.

Aromatics & Derivatives
Maximizing the economic benefit from aromatics production, whether refinery or olefin derived, can have a huge impact on the financial return from a facility.

WorleyParsons has extensive experience in the definition, design, and construction of various aromatics and derivative units.
Aromatics and derivatives, ranging from benzene to xylene, play an important role in petrochemicals. Our project experience includes aromatics recovery from olefin pygas, refinery streams, and chemical units that process recovered aromatics to make
everything from ethyl benzene, to phenol-acetone, to bisphenol A. In a recent project in Saudi Arabia, we managed the design and construction of one of the world’s largest styrene plants.
Other project experience includes linear alkyl benzene, aromatics extraction, and BTX processing. Whether the processing system is licensed technology or open art, WorleyParsons can efficiently and effectively execute from concept to completion.
Our teams excel at assisting with project definition and development, along with licensor selection, early cost estimation, and project planning to ensure our customers’ projects reach full potential.

Projects and Revamps:
• Ethyl Benzene/Styrene
• Linear Alkyl Beneze
• BTX recovery
• Naphtha Feed
• Pygas Processing
• Paraxylene

Project JCP Project — Petrochemical Complex
Customer Saudi Chevron Phillips
Project Location Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Phases
The USD 1.5 billion Chevron Phillips Petrochemical Complex at Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia, is based on Saudi Aramco natural gasoline as feedstock. The complex produces styrene monomer, propylene, mogas, and cyclo-hexane. The facilities include the world’s largest single train styrene monomer plant (715 MTPY). As part of an integrated project management team (IPMT), WorleyParsons provided frontend engineering design, detailed design, and construction management. Global engineering and procurement activities were performed from eight locations worldwide with five different construction work sites. WorleyParsons served as the site utilities integrator on behalf of the owner.

Project Linear Alkyl Benzene
Customer Venoco/PDVSA
Project Location Venezuela
Phases
PDVSA and Venoco, a Venezuelan chemical company, examined the potential for producing linear akyl benzene from refinery aromatics. The project was partially funded by the US Trade Development Agency. WorleyParsons conducted a licensor evaluation and  completed a project scope definition package that included preliminary P&IDs. Following completion of a cost estimate, a complete project economic analysis was conducted for the potential owners.

Project WRB CRU #3 Project
Customer Wood River Borger (WRB) Refining LLC Borger Refinery
Project Location Borger, Texas, USA
Phases
The project objective is to build a new aromatics extraction unit (AEU) using existing columns installed to recover benzene and toluene with sulfolane solvent from the reformate produced from a continuous catalyst regeneration (CCR) platformer. The purity requirements for the finished benzene and toluene will be 99.90% minimum with toluene recovery above 95%. Six existing 11ft diameter columns of 50 trays each will be used with the two extractors in series. Sulfolane will need one column for the solvent stripper and one for the solvent recovery. Benzene-toluene fractionation will require two physical columns. Finally, Sulfolane will require a wash column, regenerator, and clay treaters.

Project Tacaamol
Customer ChemaWEyaat
Project Location Ruwais, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Phases
WorleyParsons’ assignment includes conceptual engineering and pre-FEED for the ChemaWEyaat Complex 1 facility, which is planned to produce 6.6 million tons per year of organic and inorganic chemical products. The complex will consist of a number of process plants based around an aromatics complex and a naphtha cracker. Primary products include benzene/toluene/xylene, paraxylene, benzene, phenol/acetone, polycarbonate, ethylene glycols, ethanolamines, polyethylene (HDPE, LLDPE), ammonia, urea, melamine, MTBE, and butadiene.

Specialty & Derviative Chemicals
WorleyParsons has essential experience in the design of derivative and specialty units, ranging from acetic acid to xylene crystallization. Projects range from in-plant services to mega projects involving world-scale process units.
Because they are not undertaken nearly as frequently as olefins and polyolefins projects, WorleyParsons can offer unique experience in the support of these technologies, including:
• Acetic Acid
• Acrylic Acid
• Acrylonitrile
• BPA
• Butyl Acryl ate
• Butadiene
• Carbon Fiber
• Ethanolamines
• EDC
• Ethylene Oxide
• Isoprene
• Linear Alkyl Benzene

• Linear Alpha Olefins
• MEK
• Mono & Tri-ethyl Glycol
• Oxo Alcohols
• Paraxylene
• Parex
• Polyols
• Vinyl Chloride Monomer
• Vinyl Acetate
• Xylene Crystallization

Whether the assignment is a concept study, program management for a mega project, or a full scope EPC assignment, WorleyParsons has the global capability and expertise to execute these unique projects.
7 recent world-scale projects
2170 KTA cumulative product capacity

Project Acrylic Acid Plant
Customer American Acryl
Project Location Bayport, Texas, United States
Phases
The project included the full detailed design, procurement, and construction management for a grass roots chemical complex at Bayport, Texas. The project included a 120,000 metric tons/year acrylic acid production unit owned by American Acryl and a butyl acrylate unit located on a site owned by Elf Atochem. The project was a greenfield plant requiring design, construction, and installation of all process equipment, utilities, and infrastructure to support product manufacture, storage and  shipment, receipt of raw materials, product shipment and/or transfer off site, and waste by-product treatment..

Project TOL Methyl Ester and Fatty Alcohol
Customer Thai Oleochemicals Co. Ltd.
Project Location Map Ta Phut, Rayong, Thailand
Phases
The project objective was to build a methyl ester and fatty alcohol plant using crude vegetable oils  as feedstock. This project consists of two major process areas: methyl ester plant and fatty alcohol  plant as well as all relevant offsite utilities and facilities, including feedstock and product storage tanks, and loading and unloading logistic systems within the plant compound. The customer utilized licensed technology for both process areas of methyl ester and fatty alcohol within the ISBL portion.WorleyParsons provided assistance to TOL coordinating with licensors and during the integration of the ISBL and OSBL portions.

Project Polyols
Customer Carpenter Chemical
Project Location Bayport, Texas, United States
Phases  
Carpenter Chemical is a valued repeat customer. WorleyParsons executed multiple expansions for this global Polyols manufacturing company at their US site. Scope included engineering,  procurement, and direct hire construction. The projects were completed on-time, on-budget, and with outstanding safety performance.

Project Sipchem Olefins Complex (SOC)
Customer Saudi International Petrochemicals Company (Sipchem)
Project Location Jubail, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
Phases
Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) awarded a contract for its Phase III Olefins and Derivatives Complex to WorleyParsons. The scope of work includes front-end engineering design (FEED) and detailed engineering. The entire complex,  estimated to cost approximately USD $1 billion will consist of a petrochemical complex with the following units: ethylene vinyl acetate (200 KTPY), polyvinylacetate (125 KTPY), and polyvinyl alcohol.

Mega Projects — PMC
Mega Projects are capital investments greater than $1 billion. We have extensive experience in providing PMC services, developing bid packages using liscensor technology, and managing the various aspects of these huge jobs.

Our role in mega projects has varied from full management responsibility while reporting to an owner/contractor steering team, to providing personnel to supplement owner staff, and everything in between. In many projects, in addition to program management, we prepare the basic design for utilities and offsites , complete the detailed design and procurement, and provide field construction oversight services.
Geographically, our petrochemicals mega projects have ranged from Latin America to North America and from the Middle East to the Far East. Projects range from worldscale olefins complexes, to syngas, to chemicals and included specialty and derivative chemical projects. Our mega project customers are a “Who’s Who” in the petrochemical and chemicals market place. We have managed most of the major EPC companies that participate in this design and construction market.

11 petrochemical mega projects in the last 10 years
59 mega project petrochemical process units

Project Olefins Project
Customer National Chevron Phillips (NCP)
Project Location Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Phases
WorleyParsons is providing project management, front-end engineering design (FEED), detailed design, procurement, and construction management services for a USD 5.5 billion world-scale grassroots petrochemical complex at Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia. By installing what will be among the world’s largest polymer production lines, the customer will become the lowest cost polyolefins producer in the world through economies of scale. Per annum production of the new facilities includes 1,200,000 tons of ethylene; 1,000,000 tons of polyethylene; and 400,000 tons of polypropylene.

Project Tacaamol
Customer Tacaamol
Project Location Ruwais, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Phases
This USD 20 billion project in the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi will produce 6.6 million tons per
year of organic and inorganic petrochemical products. The complex will consist of a number of process plants based around an aromatics complex and a naphtha cracker. Storage will be provided for feeds,intermediates, and products as required for operational efficiency. The site will be provided with all necessary offsites and utilities with power, desalinated water, and sea water provided from third party facilities. The majority of the products will be exported via the new deep sea Khalifa Port.

Project Sipchem Olefins Complex (SOC)
Customer Saudi International Petrochemicals Company (Sipchem)
Project Location Jubail, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
Phases
WorleyParsons was awarded a contract for the Phase III Olefins and Derivatives Complex by Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem). The scope of work includes front-end engineering
design (FEED) and detailed engineering. The entire complex, estimated to cost approximately USD $1 billion will consist of a petrochemical complex with the following units: ethylene vinyl acetate (200
KTPY), polyvinylacetate (125 KTPY), and polyvinyl alcohol.

Project COMPERJ
Customer Petrobras
Project Location Itaborai, Brazil
Phases
This USD $8.4 billion petrochemical complex will include a basic petrochemical complex comprised of a group of process and auxiliary units operating in an integrated manner to convert heavy crude into basic feedstock-ethylene, propylene, paraxylene, butadiene, and fuel product (diesel, naphtha, and coke). The UPB complex will process 150,000 BPD (equivalent to 22,164 tons/day) of 19.6º API Marlim crude. Second Generation Units will produce petrochemical products to include polypropylene, polyethylene, ethylene glycol, styrene, PTA, and PTE generated from feedstock produced in the basic petrochemical complex.

Gasification to Syngas
In a world of increasing gas and oil prices, petrochemical manufacturers may soon have to find alternative feedstocks. Gasification to syngas opens up the prospect of sourcing many petrochemicals from all manners of hydrocarbon resources.

Coal is the most prolific alternative, but opportunities also exist for utilizing petroleum coke, heavy crude residues, tar sand bitumen, refuse derived fuel, and even municipal waste. In a carbon constrained world, biomass will also become an important resource of growing interest, and gasification to syngas provides ready access to this sustainable energy feedstock.
The most common applications of gasification involve the partial oxidation of the feedstock to form a “raw syngas,” which is a mixture of hydrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and other minor gaseous components. Typically oxygen is used, but enriched air or air can be used depending on the end use of the syngas. It is also the best means of converting the energy content of the solid or liquid feedstock into
gaseous energy for downstream use. In a gaseous form, it is now relatively simple to tailor a “clean syngas” by removing sulphur compounds and carbon dioxide, as well as adjust the hydrogen to carbon monoxide ratio to suit the downstream synthesis of select petrochemicals. Gasification not only reinforces the future viability of petrochemical manufacture but also facilitates the production of a very pure ideally
suited “clean syngas” for downstream processes.
WorleyParsons has extensive experience in the design and construction of gasification process units, including associated CO2 capture, compression and pipeline transport, and the range of issues for deep geological storage or enhanced oil recovery.

60 + projects and gasification system studies
235 MW of associated IGCC capacity

Project Delaware City Refinery Repowering Project
Customer Premcor (formerly Motiva)
Project Location Delaware City, Delaware, United States
Phases
WorleyParsons provided engineering, procurement, and construction services for this integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) 235 MW repowering project. Petroleum coke is gasified using twin train Texaco Process gasifiers to fuel two 90 MW GE combustion turbines and two heat recovery steam generators that supply 530,000 lb/hr 1250# steam to 55 MW of existing steam turbines. The project scope also included acid gas removal, coke slurry feed, air separation units for gasifier oxygen supply, solids handling, and common facilities and utilities.

Project ZeroGen
Customer Stanwell Corp.
Project Location Rockhampton, Queensland
Phases
ZeroGen will create smarter, cleaner power and demonstrate the viability of integrating coal-based
gasification and carbon capture and storage to achieve deep cuts in CO2 emissions. The potential to reduce emissions by up to 90 percent in full-scale commercial plants will be demonstrated. CO2 from the facility will be captured and transported for safe storage in saline reservoirs approximately 136 miles away. WorleyParsons performed the feasibility study for this clean coal power demonstration project.

Project High Plains Gasification - Advanced Technology Center
Customer GE Energy
Project Location Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
Phases
The University of Wyoming will own and operate the planned Coal Gasification Research Facility and, using GE Gasification Technology, will generate syngas that researchers can use to develop sulphur removal, coal to liquid (Fisher-Tropsch), methanation catalysts, or any other downstream technology desired. Also various coals can be utilized to demonstrate the ability to gasify them, regardless of the coal characteristics.

Project ChevronTexaco PCEP
Customer Chevron
Project Location Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States
Phases 
This was a feasibility study for development of an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) cogeneration plant at the site of the Pascagoula refinery using the proprietary gasification technology licensed by an affiliate of ChevronTexaco. The objective in this phase was to examine the feasibility of building a reliable and efficient IGCC plant that utilized petroleum coke in an environmentally friendly manner to produce high value end products such as hydrogen, power, and steam, while reducing the operating expenses for the refinery.

Syngas to Chemicals
Hydrogen and carbon monoxide are the foundation stones of the synthesis of many chemicals. In locations where traditional hydrocarbons are scarce or expensive, gasification can offer a non-traditional route to olefins and petrochemicals.

We remain completely independent in order to provide an unbiased assessment and implementation of a particular gasification technology to a customer-selected feedstock. WorleyParsons has experience working with all major gasification technology suppliers including Siemens, GE Energy, Shell, ConocoPhillips and British Gas/Lurgi, and others.
Through WorleyParsons’ Select business line, our concept selection group utilizes in-house proprietary processes and economic models to conduct feasibility studies and develop front-end engineering and design (FEED) packages. This “gated process” ensures the customer gains maximum benefit from its early project development expenditure. The breadth of WorleyParsons’ experience means that attractive options can be quickly assessed and not only matched against the preferred process route, but also clearly identified in terms of the project’s environmental impact and sustainability.

20 + current and recent syngas to chemicals project assignments
4 number of installed gasifiers

Project East Dubuque Feed Conversion Project
Customer Rentech Energy Midwest Corporation
Project Location East Dubuque, Illinois, United States
Phases
The project objective was the conversion of this ammonia fertilizer facility from natural gas feed to
a syngas feed derived from the gasification of coal and to provide hydrogen feed to the ammonia plant. Also included was production of coal-to-liquids using Rentech’s Fischer-Tropsch technology.ConocoPhillips provided their E-gas gasifier technology. WorleyParsons completed the front-end design for the project, which included coal handling and preparation, syngas treatment, power  production, and ammonia plant revamp (brownfield).

Project Syngas Project
Customer ExxonMobil
Project Location Baytown, Texas, United States
Phases
WorleyParsons’ scope of services included front-end/basic engineering and planning, detailed engineering, procurement, and construction. This two train facility produces 95 MMSCFD of raw
syngas from deasphalter rock (DAR). The raw syngas is delivered to others “across the fence” for acid gas removal and separation for sales. Some design features of a solids feed gasifier were included to facilitate conversion at a later date. The project was awarded the National ABC Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction in the Mega Project category.

Project Synthesis Natural Gas (SNG) Project
Customer China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC)
Project Location Inner Mongolia, China
Phases
WorleyParsons is developing a feasibility study and providing consultancy, engineering and project management services to CNOOC for a facility designed to produce 4 billion m3 of SNG from 15 million MT of low rank coal per annum using Lurgi fixed bed gasification technology. Equipped with 38 Mark IV gasifiers, the project cost is estimated at USD $4 billion. The clean SNG product will be compressed and transported to other cities by pipeline.

Project Coal to Chemicals
Customer SinoCoal
Project Location Shan’Xi, China
Phases
WorleyParsons is providing project management and engineering services to SinoCoal for this coal to methanol to olefins mega project. With an estimated cost of USD $8 billion, the most advanced syngas conversion technologies for methanol to olefins (MTO) and methanol to propylene (MTP) will be utilized. Ultimate products from the manufactured ethylene and propylene will be polyethylene and
polypropylene

Licensor Selection
One of the most critical decisions made in any project is the selection of a process licensor. With over 50 years experience in licensor evaluation and selection, WorleyParsons is uniquely qualified to assist in this critical undertaking.
During the early phases of project development, owners are faced with a challenging task — receiving and evaluating multiple licensor proposals. Performance characteristics, including factors such as byproduct mix, energy consumption, environmental performance and sustainability, operability, operating cost, capital cost, and synergy with an existing site or other new units under consideration may vary greatly between licensors. Evaluating the completeness of a licensor proposal and associated costs is an especially important task.
As a technology-neutral contractor experienced with all the major licensors, we efficiently and effectively assist the owner in developing requests for licensor information that produce useful results. We assist with the ultimate licensor selection
by preparing bid tenders such as duty specifications, managing the licensor bidding process, evaluating the proposals, and recommending an award.
A licensor proposal, including a capital estimate, may not include the additional facilities and equipment required to round out a complete facility. Required additions may include utilities, environmental and waste handling, buildings (including a control/lab building), site development, security and other infrastructure costs. These additions may add 25% or more to the plant capital estimate. Whether or not third party financing is planned, WorleyParsons’ experience in adjusting scope or estimating utility, offsite, and infrastructure requirements to achieve a complete cost picture can be extremely valuable.
1000S confidentiality agreements successfully managed
90 + individual petrochemical technology process licensors

Project Proyecto de Crecimiento de la Infraestructura Petroquímica (PCIP)
Customer Ecopetrol
Project Location Cartagena, Colombia
Phases
This project increases petrochemical output using local refinery and natural gas feedstocks and supplies products to the Latin American market. Ecopetrol selected WorleyParsons to coordinate the overall execution of the conceptual engineering phase, manage the technology licensor selection process, and support the generation of the ±30% capital cost estimate. When completed, the world-class grassroots petrochemical complex will include an ethylene cracker, HDPE, LDPE,  LLDPE, PP, PET units, and an aromatics complex — all world-scale.

Project Sipchem Olefins Complex (SOC)
Customer Saudi International Petrochemicals Company (Sipchem)
Project Location Jubail, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
Phases
Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) awarded a contract for its Phase III Olefins and Derivatives Complex to WorleyParsons. The scope of work includes front-end engineering design (FEED) and detailed engineering. The entire complex, estimated to cost approximately USD $1 billion will consist of a petrochemical complex with the following units: ethylene vinyl acetate (200 KTPY), polyvinylacetate (125 KTPY), and polyvinyl alcohol.

Project JCP Project - Petrochemical Complex
Customer Saudi Chevron Phillips
Project Location Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Phases
The USD $1.5 billion Chevron Phillips Petrochemical Complex at Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia, is based on Saudi Aramco natural gasoline as feedstock. The complex produces styrene monomer,  propylene, mogas, and cyclo-hexane. The facilities include the world’s largest single train styrene monomer plant (715 MTPY). As part of an integrated project management team (IPMT), WorleyParsons provided front-end engineering design, detailed design, and construction  management. Global engineering and procurement activities were performed from eight locations worldwide with five different construction work sites. WorleyParsons served as the site utilities integrator on behalf of the owner.

Project Olefins and Polyolefins Complex
Customer Abu Dhabi Polymers (Borouge - ADNOC & Borealis JV)
Project Location Ruwais, United Arab Emirates
Phases
WorleyParsons provided program management consultancy (PMC) services for Borouge’s olefins and polyolefins complex, including management of the FEED for the polyethylene units and marine facilities and the evaluation, award, and management of two major EPC contracts. During the evaluation phase, WorleyParsons evaluated different ethylene technologies, as it was key to the award of one of the EPC contracts. The project included a world-scale ethylene unit with a capacity of 600,000 MTPY, including feed pre-treatment, butene-1 production, and ethylene export/import facilities.

Select
Select is WorleyParsons’ specialist front-end division, focused on project viability assessment, concept selection, and support for critical front-end planning issues and decision-making.

WorleyParsons operates in all five phases of an asset’s lifecycle with our tailored business lines, Select, Deliver, and Improve by responding to our customers’ individual needs in each project phase. Select brings real world experience into the front-end value-adding phases to maximize investment return and underlying confidence.
Select, through its focus on the critical early phases of projects:
• Adds technical definition to reduce technical risk.
• Optimizes the opportunity and maximizes the inherent value.
• Creates the business case and assesses the probable lifecycle costs.
• Assists the customer in securing the necessary approvals and prepares for the next phase.
Our specialists bring a thorough understanding of the total business value chain including market analysis, financial modeling, technology selection, greenfield site selection, approvals management, new plant configuration, existing plant optimizations, and the development of the detailed project realization methodologies. The combination of strategic front-end planning skills integrated with extensive project execution
capabilities and WorleyParsons’ technological and commercial neutrality, differentiates WorleyParsons’ Select for the benefit of our customers

cost estimates for projects from $20k-20b total installed cost
2,500 + studies per year


Project MMA-ACN Chain project
Customer SABIC
Project Location JuSail, Saudi Arabia
Phases
SABIC is currently expanding their portfolio of products to move further into the value chain.WorleyParsons was engaged in pre-FEED feasibility project development studies, including licensor evaluation, utility and offsites definition, logistics, and port facilities. Evaluation of site layout options within existing SABIC manufacturing affiliates was completed. Continuing involvement  includes development of FEED packages.

Improve
Improve is WorleyParsons’ service for brownfield operations, focused on project delivery, upgrade, debottlenecking and maintenance, project portfolio management, and support services to sustain assets and improve business performance.
With more than 200 international alliances and long-term contracts, we have developed a culture and a suite of unique tools, systems, and delivery methodologies that incorporate industry best practices to provide a variety of services within the operation phase.
Improve is delivered through an alliance contract and relationship, is aligned to our customers’ requirements, and delivers value-add and improvements to our customers and their assets. Through our strong, industry-specific knowledge and successful track record of our performance-based, relationship contracting model, the resulting trust enables WorleyParsons to deliver maximum value to customers using local teams, supported both regionally and globally.
The Improve culture encompasses:
   Integration, innovation and flexibility
   Motivated and enthusiastic people in an integrated team
   Portfolio approach to sustaining capital program and projects delivery
   Relationships that are transparent, honest, and aligned to drive performance
   Operational excellence while maintaining a focus on safety
   Value Adding and an outcome focus
   Enhancing and optimizing our customers’ assets

10000 + Improve personnel
20000 + Improve projects per year
Project Site-Construction/Maintenance and Engineering Services Alliance
Customer Sterling Chemicals
Project Location Texas City, Texas, United States
Phases
WorleyParsons is providing ongoing project delivery support for in-plant small to medium sized capital and maintenance projects for Sterling. Example projects range from replacing and upgrading an existing acetic acid reactor with the latest metallurgical developments to simple utility line replacements. We performed detailed design, procurement, and construction for a phenyl acetylene reduction (PAR) unit to promote the hydrogenation of phenyl acetylene to styrene monomer. The PAR unit was designed to process up to 400,000 lb/hr of crude styrene.