LACC Project featured in leading industry publication


One of the leading industry publications for onshore engineering and construction, Engineering News-Record (ENR), recently featured McDermott’s LACC project in a piece highlighting how shale gas is fueling an expansion of petrochemical construction in the U.S.
For the article, Pam Radtke Russell, visited the LACC project in Lake Charles, La. She interviewed key members of McDermott’s project management team as well as representatives from our customer’s project team. Our customer for the project is LACC, LLC, which is a joint venture between Lotte Chemical and Westlake.
Russell covered a number of the achievements by the project and project team including the successful modularization of McDermott’s proprietary SRT ethylene heaters, the excellent relationship we have established with our customer, onsite safety milestones, effective hiring initiatives in a tight labor market, and much more.
Click the following link to read the full article, ENR: Shale Gas Fuels U.S. Chemical Plant Construction.
The 250-acre project site includes a cracker that will produce 1 million tons per year (tpy) of ethylene and a monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant, which will produce 700,000 tpy of fiber-grade MEG. In 2015, LACC, LLC, selected McDermott for the engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction of the ethylene plant. McDermott also licensed its ethylene technology and performed front-end engineering design (FEED) services for the project. Under a separate contract, McDermott is also providing construction services for the MEG plant.
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