Alberta and Orient Glycol Co. Ltd.
Prentiss, Alberta, Canada

Prentiss II Ethylene Oxide Glycol Facility

Fluor provided engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the Prentiss II (P-II) ethylene oxide glycol facility for Alberta and Orient Glycol Co Ltd.

This expansion project, which involved the existing outside battery limits to support the new P-II plant, included a combined control room, new electrical substation, cooling tower, energy systems building, dewatering building, flare, glycol tankage and expanded railroad distribution facilities.

Using state-of-the-art proprietary Union Carbide technology, the P-II facility was designed to produce 280,000 metric tons per year of monoethylene glycol, 21,000 metric tons per year of diethylene glycol and 3,000 metric tons per year of polyglycols.

Client's Challenge

Alberta and Orient Glycol Co. was a joint venture of Far Eastern Textiles, Mitsui and Union Carbide Canada. The project's target was to produce a mix of ethylene glycols meeting polyester glycol specifications and having quality and consistency similar to that produced in the original Prentiss I (P-1) plant.

Fluor's Solution

Fluor was responsible for the EPC work on the P-1 plant ten years earlier. The existing P-1 ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol (EO/EG) production facilities and offsites in were expanded to accommodate a second EO/EG train with similar capacities.

The new construction was designed for an economical, useful life of 20 years.


The project was delivered to meet a compressed schedule and saved more than CAD$18 million through improved work processes.