Jacobs Engineering Group has been awarded a contract from
Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) to provide engineering,
procurement, and construction management (EPCM)
services to support the upgrade of an olefins at SABIC's
complex in Geleen, The Netherlands.
Officials did not disclose the contract value. They noted
that the project is scheduled to be completed
in 2013 as part of the scheduled plant turnaround.
Jacobs is executing the work from its office in Meerssen,
The Netherlands, which is close to the site, the company
The project involves numerous
modifications to the existing Olefins 4 naphtha cracker, which
are expected to result in a significant increase of energy
efficiency as well as increased ethylene production
"We are extremely pleased to receive this new contract for
SABIC at Geleen, said Jacobs vice president Robert
Jacobs has supported SABIC's business goals at the
Geleen site for many years and we are proud to expand our
relationship in this way, Mr. Matha added.
"The SABIC team looks forward to work with Jacobs and extend
our successful business relation of many years," said Jacques
Slabbers, SABIC's director of manufacturing services in Europe.
"This is a very important project for the future of the Geleen
site in general and a significant improvement in the sustainability performance and
competitiveness of the Olefins 4 cracker in particular,
Mr. Slabbers added.