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Fluor awarded EPC contract by Mitsubishi

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Molly Cooper

Journalist at Tank Storage Magazine.

Fluor Corporation has announced that it was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Mitsubishi Chemical Group for its SoarnoL ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) facility in Saltend Chemicals Park, Hull, UK.

Four men in hard hats with shovels carrying mud.SoarnoL is a high gas-barrier resin used to produce packaging materials that help extend the flavor and quality of foods, resulting in reduced food waste.

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Jim Breuer, group president of Fluor’s Energy Solutions business says: ‘We are excited to be a part of this important project that will reduce food waste, resulting in decreased methane emissions from landfills and a lower carbon footprint.’

Fluor’s scope of work consists of modifications to the existing facility and a new, second production line that will increase capacity by 21,000 TPA.

When complete and operational in 2025, the Saltend Chemicals Park EVOH facility will be Mitsubishi Chemical Group’s second largest SoarnoL site in the world.

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