ST. JAMES, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--YCI has awarded Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions, US Inc. detailed Engineering and Procurement Services for YCI’s 1.7 million tons per year methanol plant located in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Under this agreement, Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions will also provide YCI with procurement services for long lead and other equipment required for the $1.85 billion world-scale methanol manufacturing complex.
“With an overall goal to complete this plant in early 2018, starting work on detailed engineering now is important and timely,” said Jerry Oliver, Vice President of Manufacturing, YCI. “We are excited to work on this portion of the project with such a reputable US firm.”
The world-scale project will entail three phases, with construction on the first phase projected to begin fourth quarter 2015.
YCI is the North American subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical (Group) Co., Ltd. (SYC) and represents the first major foreign direct investment by a Chinese company in Louisiana.
SYC, a China-based petrochemical group of companies with total fixed assets of $5 billion, employs more than 5,600 people worldwide and recorded more than $4 billion in sales during 2013. The company markets a range of chemicals, including propylene, isobutene, butadiene, isoprene, styrene, toluene and others.
For more information please visit www.yuhuang-usa.com.
About Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions
Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions is the Engineering and Construction activity of Air Liquide Group. It is recognized as a technology partner of choice for the design, engineering and construction of leading-edge processing facilities and related infrastructures worldwide.