Client
MEGlobal
Location
Freeport, TX, U.S

MEGlobal Monoethylene Glycol Manufacturing Project

​MEGlobal selected Fluor to provide construction of a new world-scale monoethylene glycol (MEG) manufacturing facility at its Oyster Creek site near Freeport, Texas. The new Oyster Creek MEG facility is owned by MEGlobal and represents MEGlobal’s first unit in the United States.​


Client's Challenge

MEGlobal is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EQUATE Petrochemical Company. EQUATE is an international joint venture between Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC).

MEG is used in a number of market applications, including polyester fibers, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and packaging, antifreeze and coolants, paints, resins, deicing fluids, heat transfer fluids and construction materials.


Fluor's Solution

MEGlobal leveraged Fluor's recent execution success at the Dow Oyster Creek site. With an established construction presence in the Gulf Coast, Dow previously engaged Fluor to perform a significant portion of the Gulfstream Program at the Oyster Creek site. Completed in March 2017, the Dow Ethylene Production Facility was honored in Engineering News-Record's 5th annual Global Best Projects competition with an Award of Merit in the Power/Industrial category.

Fluor's scope for the MEG process unit i​ncludes the installation of equipment, steel and piping. Fluor recruited a large number of direct-hire craft and construction management staff, with nearly 1,000 craft professionals expected at peak construction.


Conclusion

​Fluor is providing construction for MEGlobal's MEG manufacturing facility in Oyster Creek, Texas. This is Fluor's fifth major construction project in the Freeport area over the past six years. Fluor is expected to complete its scope in 2019.​