Badger Licensing gets contract EBSM Project in Egypt

Badger Licensing gets contract for EBSM Project in Egypt

3:05 PM, 17th June 2011
Badger Licensing gets contract for EBSM Project in Egypt

CAMBRIDGE, US: Badger Licensing LLC, a joint venture of affiliates of The Shaw Group and Exxon Mobil Chemical Company, a division of Exxon Mobil Corporation, has received a contract to provide proprietary technology and basic engineering for Egyptian Polystyrene Production Company (EStyrenics). The contract for a 300,000 metric ton per annum ethylbenzene/styrene monomer (EBSM) plant, covers technology licensing and the front end engineering design package along with operations training and commissioning support. The EStyrenics plant will be located within the El Dekila port site in Alexandria, Egypt.

“Badger’s technology and engineering services will provide the foundation for this EBSM plant representing the second phase of a larger styrenics complex that will support economic growth and job creation in Egypt through the development of the country’s petrochemical master plan,” said Eng Mohamed Hafez, Chairman and CEO, Egyptian Polystyrene Production Company. The construction of the first phase of the styrenics complex, including a 200,000 metric ton per annum polystyrene unit, is nearing completion, the company said.

“We are delighted that Badger’s EBSM technologies and process design capabilities have been selected by Estyrenics. Working with our customer we look forward to ensure successful design, startup and operation of this significant project,” stated Mark Healey, President, Badger Licensing. The Egyptian Styrenics project will utilize the latest generation technology, EBMaxSM, which provides low operating cost, low capital cost, high product purity, extended catalyst cycles and operating reliability.

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