McDermott International, Ltd and CTCI have announced that their joint-venture has received the mechanical completion certificate for Gulf Coast Growth Ventures’ (GCGV) Mono-Ethylene Glycol (MEG) facility in Gregory, Texas.
“Congratulations to the joint venture project teams of McDermott and CTCI on this major milestone,” said Mark Coscio, Senior Vice President, North, Central, and South America. “Our people worked over 14 million hours without a lost-time incident, delivered all module fabrication within two years from first steel cut and—only six months later—achieved mechanical completion.”
A joint venture between McDermott and CTCI executed the GCGV MEG project established to engineer, buy, construct and install five mega modules. The project maximized modularization with the mega-module concept, executed from three engineering offices—CTCI’s Taipei office and McDermott’s Kuala Lumpur and Chennai offices.
“McDermott brought its integrated mega modularization expertise, through its QMW (China) and Altamira (Mexico) Fabrication Yards, to safely and efficiently deliver, during the challenging pandemic period, the world’s largest MEG facility with greater certainty of project schedule,” said Samik Mukherjee, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer.
The modules were fabricated in McDermott’s Altamira Fabrication Facility, in Altamira, Mexico, and QMW Fabrication Facility, in Qingdao, China. Together, they successfully and safely completed over 30,000 metric tons of modules for the customer.
Ownership interests in the Gulf Coast Growth Ventures project are 50 percent ExxonMobil and 50 percent SABIC, with ExxonMobil as the site operator.