Jacobs wins engineering on Honeywell, Sinochem venture in China
Jacobs Engineering Group will provide engineering and procurement services for the newly-formed joint venture between Honeywell and Sinochem. The joint venture, to be located in Taicang, Jiangsu Province, plans to produce HFC-245fa, a non-ozone-depleting rigid foam blowing agent used in insulation.
Jacobs Engineering Group was awarded a contract to provide
engineering and procurement services for a newly-formed joint venture between
Honeywell and Sinochem.
Officials did not disclose the construction value, but did announce
that production is expected to start in late 2013.
The work is being executed by Jacobs' operations in Mt. Laurel,
N.J. and Shanghai, China, according to the company.
The joint venture, to be located in Taicang, Jiangsu Province,
plans to produce HFC-245fa, a non-ozone-depleting rigid foam
blowing agent used in insulation for appliances, construction, transportation and
other applications where maximum energy efficiency is
Honeywell's newly launched next generation HFO
lower-global-warming-potential blowing agent - Solstice liquid
blowing agent - may also be produced by the joint venture, the
In making the announcement, Jacobs vice president Bob Pragada
said: "We are excited to work with Honeywell and Sinochem to
meet the need for more energy efficient and environmentally compliant industrial
materials in the world."