SNC-Lavalin Bags NOVA Chemicals' EPC Contract
Montreal, Canada:In consortium with TechnipFMC, SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a lump sum engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to supply NOVA Chemicals with two gas cracking furnaces. This award supports the recentlyannounced third-phase of the conversion and expansion of NOVA Chemicals' Corunna cracker, which is expected to increase the unit's current ethylene capacity by more than 50% and is linked to the construction of a new polyethylene facility being developed by the company.

Prior to this EPC award, TechnipFMC provided the associated process technology under a separate licensing agreement with NOVA Chemicals; both TechnipFMC and SNC-Lavalin supported NOVA Chemicals in the front-end engineering (FEED) development for the gas cracking furnaces.

Under the agreement, TechnipFMC will have primary responsibility for the detailed engineering and procurement aspects of the work, while SNC-Lavalin will be responsible for the modular fabrication, erection, constr uction and pr-commissioning.