Fluor Daniel Gets Job

Fluor Daniel said it has received a contract from Amoco Chemical Co., a unit of Amoco Corp., to expand Amoco Chemical’s paraxylene plant in Decatur, Ala. Terms weren’t disclosed.

The expansion project will increase the plant’s capacity by 350,000 metric tons a year. Paraxylene is used primarily as a feedstock to make purified terephthalic acid, which in turn is used to make polyester.

Fluor Daniel will provide design and construction services for the project, which it expects to complete late next year.