Under the contract, US-based Honeywell’s subsidiary, UOP, process technology licensor and supplier, will construct and install fractionation equipment that extracts ethane and propane – petrochemical feedstocks, to produce building blocks of plastics – ethylene and propylene.

The Russell deethanizer and depropanizer fractionators can manage a 100,000 barrel-per-day mixed natural gas liquids stream to extract ethane and propane.

The company will install the equipment at the Crosstex facility in Plaquemine, Louisiana and the operations are scheduled for 2014.

UOP gas processing and hydrogen vice president and general manager Rebecca Liebert said, "UOP Russell modular equipment allows producers to upgrade their NGLs into valuable energy products and petrochemical feedstocks with reduced field construction time and lower overall cost."

The company will provide Crosstex with a full turn-key solution, including on-site installation and start-up services for Russell equipment and other related equipment and infrastructure.