Global Leaders Celebrate Opening of McDermott Project


On May 9, KPLC TV in Lake Charles, Louisiana, was on site to cover the grand opening of one of McDermott’s world-class petrochemical projects—the LACC chemical complex.

The 250-acre project site includes an ethylene cracker that produces 1 million tons per year (tpy) of ethylene and a monoethylene glycol plant, which produces 700,000 tpy of fiber-grade MEG. McDermott completed the project on time and on budget while maintaining an outstanding safety record.

Vertical Integration Takes Stage
McDermott has been involved with this project and provided integrated solutions since its very early stages. Initially, McDermott licensed the ethylene technology and performed front-end engineering design services. McDermott also executed the engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction for the ethylene cracker and provided construction services for the MEG plant.
Impressive Leadership On Hand
Lotte Chemical and Westlake Chemical, McDermott’s customers for the LACC project, hosted the grand opening in Lake Charles. Two of McDermott’s executives, David Dickson and Mark Coscio, as well as members of the project team were on hand for the celebration, which was also an important event for business and government leaders from around the world. The event drew high-profile dignitaries, including: Prime Minister of South Korea, Lee Nak-Yeon; Lotte Group Chief Executive Officer, Shin Dong-bin; Westlake Chief Executive Officer, Albert Chao; Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards; U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Harry B. Harris; South Korean Ambassador to the U.S., Cho Yoon-je; and Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy White House Policy Coordinator, Sylvia May Davis.

Click to read and view KPLC TV's full coverage of the event.
In order to provide complete functionality, this web site needs your explicit consent to store browser cookies. It is recommended that you allow all cookies.