(STL.News) – Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that the Dow Poly 6 project has been named a finalist for Construction Project of the Year for the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards.
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The grassroots Poly 6 project is the latest addition to Dow’s Freeport, Texas site, which is the largest integrated chemical manufacturing complex in the Western hemisphere. Fluor provided mechanical construction for the complex’s new manufacturing unit designed to produce high melt index polymers such as AFFINITY™ GA polyolefin elastomers for hot melt adhesives, as well as ENGAGE™ polyolefin elastomers and AFFINITY™ polyolefin plastomers.
“We are honored to be named a finalist along with our client Dow for the Construction Project of the Year by S&P Global Platts,” said Mark Fields, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business. “This recognition is a testament to Fluor’s focus on project execution excellence as well as our ongoing commitment to supporting Dow’s investments along the U.S. Gulf Coast.”
Completed in September 2018, Poly 6 showcased Fluor’s U.S. Gulf Coast construction expertise. With 600-plus Fluor craft and subcontractors performing the mechanical construction, the project team set industry benchmarks for safety, quality and production including four straight months of 10 percent progress or greater.
“We have a long history with Fluor in driving successful completion of projects and we are pleased to be considered among some of the best executed projects of 2018,” said Scot Schertwitz, Dow’s program director. “Our shared commitment to both safety and quality was fully demonstrated in the safe, smooth start-up and sustained operation of Poly 6.”
Established in 1999, the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards highlight corporate and individual innovation, leadership and superior performance in 21 categories spanning the entire energy complex. Finalists are selected based on their performance for each category’s criteria within the designated time frame.
Winners will be announced on December 12 in New York.