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Fluor starts mechanical construction for Dow Chemical project in Texas

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Fluor Corp. has started mechanical construction on Dow Chemical Co.’s new ethylene derivative facility in Freeport, Texas.

“Having recently finished construction of Dow’s ethylene production facility in Freeport safely and on schedule, this project is a natural transition for Fluor and our craft workforce,” said Jack Penley, senior vice president of construction and fabrication for Fluor, in a news release. “We are proud of our craft workforce’s attention to safety, productivity and experience on the Freeport site over the past five years. We will leverage these best practices and expertise to deliver this project with capital efficiency and schedule certainty for Dow.”

According to the release, Fluor’s mechanical construction scope includes setting precast and steel structures, piping, equipment, painting and insulation for the unit. More than 400 craft professionals are expected at peak construction for Fluor’s scope, with mechanical completion planned for 2018.

Fluor Corp. is based in Irving, Texas and has offices in Greenville.

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