Butadiene extraction plant in Belgium

15 August 2012

CB&I has been awarded a contract by BASF for the engineering, procurement and construction management of a new butadiene extraction plant in Antwerp, Belgium. The contract, which is valued in excess of USD 50 million, is an essential part of the total BASF investment amount, which will be in the high double-digit million euro range. The plant is scheduled to start up during 2014. This award builds on CB&I’s existing relationship with BASF as licensor of its butadiene technology. Butadiene is a raw material that can be used to produce synthetic rubber, among other applications including paper chemicals and plastics production.