Jacobs Engineering Group was selected to provide technical
services for Braskem on portions of the recently-acquired
Marcus Hook refinery near Philadelphia, the
companies said on Tuesday.
Officials did not disclose the contract value.
Jacobs' operations in Mt. Laurel, N.J. and Conshohocken, Pa.
are expected to execute the work, the company said.
Braskem acquired propylene splitter assets at the 781-acre
refinery complex in late June.
Jacobs' initial scope of work includes retrofitting the new
acquisitions so Braskem can more efficiently process
propylene for use in its adjacent polypropylene
Since this past December, Pennsylvania officials have
tried to identify potential uses for the refinery, said Jacobs vice
president Bob Pragada.
Braskem's acquisition and capital investment is
hopefully the first step in re-purposing the complex as a
multi-purpose energy processing facility."