Client
BASF-YPC
Location
Nanjing, China

BASF YPC Integrated Petrochemical Site Phase II - EPC

IPS II, the second expansion phase of the facility, increased production capacity for ethylene products, added fine-chemical plants, and expanded site utilities and infrastructure. Fluor was part of an international consortium, with Toyo and Daelim, responsible for engineering management, procurement, and construction management of its portion of the project.

Fluor was selected by BASF in mid-2011 as its engineering partner in Asia and Europe. As a follow-on demonstration of Client confidence, in April 2012 BASF subsequently awarded Fluor as its engineering partner for chemicals capital projects across North America. The North America umbrella services agreement applies to all BASF facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

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Petrochemical Complex 180-Ton Process Column Lift Construction Equipment
Client's Challenge

BASF-YPC Co. Ltd. is a joint venture of BASF and the Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Co., Ltd. The venture's $2.9 billion Integrated Petrochemical Site (IPS) contains a 600,000 metric ton/year ethylene plant and nine other world-scale process plants. It produces millions of tons per year of high-quality chemicals and polymers for the rapidly growing Chinese market.

IPS II is the second phase of investment at the site, which includes $1.4 billion worth of new production plants and plant expansions, expansion of utilities and auxiliary facilities inside the production area, and expansion of storage and transportation facilities.

On a sole-source basis, the Client chose the partnership of Fluor, Daelim of Korea, and Toyo of Japan as a contractor based on its performance during IPS Phase I.


Construction Supervisor Checking Valve Trains at Petrochemical Complex
Fluor's Solution

The contractor partnership with Daelim and Toyo during the first phase of the BASF-YPC had created a multidimensional perspective that built a mutually dependent work ethos. Teaming also improved risk management and resource utilization, as well as the ability to leverage the local advantages.

The team achieved 11 years of cooperation in 2010, having executed other China projects in the meantime. The projects helped the partnership grow in areas like communication, goal alignment, and project execution experience with the local workforce.

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Project Managers at Construction Site of Petrochemical Complex
Conclusion

Fluor is building a legacy of project success in the People's Republic of China, having completed this and other EPC megaprojects there in the past decade. The projects always involve the specific skills Fluor has developed in collaborating with other companies, whether they be partner or Client.

BASF selected Fluor as an engineering partner for chemicals and petrochemicals projects across Asia and Europe in mid-2011. Under this agreement, Fluor will provide front-end engineering and design (FEED), project management services, and / or detailed engineering, procurement, and construction management services.

As a follow-on demonstration of Client confidence, in April 2012 BASF subsequently awarded Fluor as its engineering partner for chemicals capital projects across North America. The North America umbrella services agreement applies to all BASF facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.