McDermott International Inc. said Aug. 12 it has been awarded a sizeable contract by PetroLogistics ll LLC to perform FEED services for a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility planned for the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Under the scope of the contract, McDermott will assist in the development of a PDH plant to be constructed on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The plant has a design basis of 500 KTA.

“McDermott is pleased to be working with PetroLogistics II in the development of a facility that will support the growth of propylene in the U.S.,” Mark Coscio, McDermott’s senior vice president for North, Central and South America, said. “We will pull from our vast expertise in engineering to complete the FEED.”

McDermott was selected due to its strength in engineering and extensive knowledge in executing fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) projects. This award was reflected in McDermott's second quarter 2019 backlog.

McDermott defines a sizable contract as between $1 million and $50 million (USD).