Jacobs Engineering Group said it won four contracts from
Arkema France for basic engineering services to support the
provision of Arkema's proprietary suspension and emulsion
technology to four of its clients in China.
Officials did not disclose the contract value.
Arkema's technology is being used in four new polyvinyl
chloride (PVC) production plants in Hefei, Golmud, Etuoke
Banner and Wu Lan Cha Bu, People's Republic of China.
Jacobs' PVC technology experts in its office in Leiden, The
Netherlands, and Arkema's PVC technology team based in Lyon,
France are currently performing the basic engineering work, the
PVC technology is one of the most
efficient in the world.
As currently planned, the four new projects in China will add more than
4 million tpy of capacity to facilities using Arkema PVC
Since 2008, Jacobs and Arkema have collaborated worldwide on
projects for which Arkema has
licensed its PVC technology, the companies said.
"Arkema's relationship with Jacobs, one of the world's
leading engineering and construction groups, offers special
value to our clients, said Otto Takken, vice president of
Arkema's vinyl products division.
"Jacobs is extremely pleased to continue our collaboration
with Arkema and to serve their clients in China, said
Jacobs vice president Robert Matha
These contracts recognize our special technical
capabilities in one key area of the competitive global chemical
industry, Matha added. This new work also satisfies
our ongoing strategy to strengthen Jacobs' presence in