MEXICO CITY, Oct. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ICA Fluor, the industrial construction joint venture of Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:ICA) (NYSE:ICA) and Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR), announced today the signing of a contract with Petroquimica Mexicana de Vinilo (PMV), a joint venture between Mexichem, the leading Mexican petrochemical company, and Pemex, Mexico's state-owned oil and gas company, for the revamp of the vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) plant located within the Pajaritos petrochemical complex, in Veracruz, on the Gulf of Mexico. The total contract value is approximately US$205 million.
ICA Fluor will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance and commissioning services of the works to bring the VCM facility to its nameplate capacity of 405,000 tons per year from its current close to 200,000 tons per year. The project is planned to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2015.
This revamp project will correct problems that have prevented the plant to reach its nameplate capacity. Petroquimica Mexicana de Vinilo is a flagship joint venture between Pemex and Mexichem, and reaching the plant's production potential is a central element in its business plan.This press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements related to ICA that reflect ICA's current expectations or beliefs concerning future events. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties and may differ materially from actual results or events due to important factors such as changes in general economic, business or political or other conditions in Mexico, Latin America or elsewhere, changes in capital markets in general that may affect policies or attitudes towards lending to Mexico or Mexican companies, changes in tax and other laws affecting ICA's businesses, increased costs, unanticipated increases in financing and other costs or the inability to obtain additional debt or equity financing on attractive terms and other factors set forth in ICA's most recent filing on Form 20-F and in any filing or submission ICA has made with the SEC subsequent to its most recent filing on Form 20-F. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to ICA on the date hereof, and ICA assumes no obligation to update such statements. ICA Fluor is the leading industrial engineering-construction company in Mexico, dedicated to the engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance of industrial facilities in the oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, automotive, power, mining, and telecommunication industries.