Jacobs Engineering Group was awarded a contract from Evonik
Industries to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm)
services for a new methionine production complex at Jurong
Officials did not disclose the contract value.
Jacobs says it will lead the project execution activities from
its office in Singapore supported by work share from its other
offices in the region.
Evonik is investing a total of approximately $636.5 million
(500 million) in the new production plant, which is
planned to produce 150,000 tpy of amino acid DL-methionine,
together with important intermediates.
The integrated complex is scheduled for a 2014 start up.
The increased capacity further consolidates Evonik's market
leadership in the core business of methionine, which is in high
demand in the animal feed industry, the companies said.
Jacobs is committed to help Evonik achieve its goals
on this project, said Jacobs vice
president Tom Quinn.
The contract award is testimony to our growing
relationship with Evonik globally, and particularly in
Jacobs also recently secured a contract from Evonik to
provide basic engineering services for a grassroots polyamide
12 production facility in Asia.