Jacobs wins Singapore chemical plant contract

Jacobs Engineering Group announced that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract for the expansion program at Huntsman Corporation’s world scale polyetheramine facility in Singapore.  The contract value was no disclosed.

The Jurong Island facility expansion is expected to enable backward integration to produce polyethers from locally sourced feedstocks, said a statement from the company.

Huntsman expects demand for polyetheramines to grow significantly over the next decade, particularly in the Asia Pacific market. Polyetheramines are used as ingredients to improve the properties of many products, including paint, adhesives and composites.

As per the deal, Jacobs will be responsible for the detailed engineering and design, procurement of major equipment and management of construction services.

Construction is expected to begin by the middle of this year and is likely to be completed in the second half of 2016.

On the contract win, Group vice president Kevin McMahon said: “Jacobs has a history of delivering successful projects for Huntsman in Singapore, and we are delighted to continue working with them on this project. We look forward to leveraging our globally recognized EPCM experience to oversee this important expansion.”

Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services.

Source:  Trade Arabia

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