LACC, a joint venture between Axiall and Lotte Chemical, has selected CB&I to provide additional detailed engineering and early procurement services for the proposed LACC ethane cracker project in Lake Charles, Louisiana, US.

The contract follows previous awarded contract to CB&I for the supply of ethylene technology and front-end engineering design (FEED) services to LACC.

CB&I engineering and construction operating group president Patrick Mullen said: "CB&I has worked closely with Axiall and Lotte Chemical to develop this project from the beginning.

"We are pleased to affirm our relationship with both companies and look forward to supporting this important initiative."

The partners will continue to advance the cracker design in order to produce around one million tons of ethylene per year.

The complex will feature CB&I’s ethylene technology, including SRT cracking heaters and recovery section design comprising low-pressure separation and mixed refrigeration.

Separately, CB&I has received more than $70m worth of contracts for the engineering, procurement, fabrication and erection of eight storage spheres in the Midwestern and Northeastern US.

The storage spheres are designed for storing liquefied petroleum gas.

CB&I Fabrication Services operating group president Luke Scorsone said: "CB&I has been providing work for large scale projects associated with these customers for the last three years.

"We look forward to supplying additional storage spheres as our customers expand their gas processing, storage and pipeline infrastructure throughout the US."