Conoco, Inc.
Ponca City, OK, U.S.

Conoco Carbon Fibers Chemical Facility - Project Support

Conoco selected Fluor to develop its revolutionary petroleum-based carbon fiber. The product has unique applications in the electronics, composite materials, plastics, automotive, construction, transportation, and other niche markets.

  • Fluor provided support on an as-needed basis during front-end loading (FEL)-1 and 2 of the design. In 1997, Fluor was awarded FEL-3. Upon the timely completion of front-end design, Fluor continued with the project and completed detail engineering and procurement.
  • Process challenges included the processing of chemicals at high pressure and temperature, and design as well as development of unique material handling systems.
  • Operation of an 8-million-pounds-per-year manufacturing plant began in the second half of 2001 in Ponca City, Oklahoma.