1972 contract granted
Contract Granted HOUSTON, Tex. - Fluor Corp. has been awarded a contract for engineering and procurement for Transco Energy Co.'s previously announced naphtha-gasification plant to be located on the East Coast, it was announced today by Transco Energy President Don S. Willhelm. Transco Energy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp. The plant will use Lurgi's Gasynthan process to produce 250 million cubic feet per day of substitute natural gas (SNG). Work is currently in progress in Fluor's Houston offices, and the plant is scheduled to be operational by early 1974. The Lurgi naphtha-gasification process was first commercially used'in Germany in 1965. Since then, more than 25 Lurgi naphtha-gasification units have been, or are being, built The SNG produced by the plant is compatible with today's pipeline-quality natural gas. All of the gas manufactured by the facility will be sold to the parent firm, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line, which owns and operates an interstate pipeline system for the purchase, sale, and transportation of natural gas. Its main pipeline system extends from the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast through the southeastern states to the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York metropolitan areas.